Liam Neeson decided to open up about the death of his wife, Natasha Richardson. This has been one of the most difficult moments in the life of the Hollywood star.
Liam Neeson is now one of the best paid actors in the world. The Hollywood star lost his wife five years ago. Actress Natasha Richardson died after a ski accident which resulted into a severe brain injury. Unfortunately for the actress, she could not be saved.
The accident occurred in 2009, while Natasha Richardson was on a ski vacation in Quebec, Canada. Liam Neeson was told that his wife was “brain dead”. By the time the actor arrived at the hospital, his wife was on life support.
Liam Neeson decided to avoid talking about the death of his wife, but it seems that the actor has finally chosen to open up. His story is absolutely impressive. The Taken star also said how he received the news and what he told his wife.
“And I went in to her and told her I loved her. Said, ‘Sweetie, you’re not coming back from this. You’ve banged your head. It’s– I don’t know if you can hear me, but that’s– this is what’s gone down. And we’re bringing ya back to New York. All your family and friends will come.’ And that was more or less it.”
He also said that when he last spoke to his wife, it was after the accident. “I spoke to her and she said, ‘Oh, darling. I’ve taken a tumble in the snow.’ That’s how she described it,” Liam said.
The actor went on to explain that he and his wife actually had a pact. They decided that in case anything ever happened to one of them, they would not let the other stay in vegetative state. The actor also claimed that the family donated her organs, her heart, kidneys and liver, for Natasha to keep living by saving the lives of 3 other people.
“It was never real. It still kind of isn’t. There’s– there’s periods now in our New York residence when I hear the door opening, especially the first coupla years, she would always drop the keys in the– on the table. Say, ‘Hello?’ So anytime I hear that door opening I still think I’m gonna hear her, you know,” Neeson also said.
The actor also added that having a busy schedule has helped him a lot. Actually, staying busy helps him keep his mind off things. Since the death of his wife, Liam Neeson has released no less than 20 movies.
Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson wedded in 1994. The two have been an extremely happy couple for years. The entire interview that Liam Neeson gave 60 Minutes actually is devastating. The actor claimed that even though he was able to move on, the grief and the pain will always remain there.