Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Natasha Richardson


Oh no! I hoped the reports weren't as bad as they were. Natasha Richardson died after falling on a ski slope. She's only 45. Her husband Liam Neeson and their children were with her. Her mother Vanessa Redgrave, sister Joely Richardson, and aunt Lynne Redgrave are still living. It's a parent's worst nightmare to outlive her children. This is so upsetting!


12 comments:

Eric Arvin said...

Heartbreaking...

David Dust said...

This is so awful.

I know people LOVE skiing, but doesn't it claim a lot of lives??

The last thing I saw Natasha in was Top Chef, of all things.

So, so sad...

Sam said...

Heartbreak. This was so incredibly sad. I really enjoyed her work.
I hear she had two teenage sons

Rhea said...

So sad. I don't know why, but I've really been touched by this report. Other celebrities come and go, but I really liked Natasha Richardson.

Bob said...

I, too, was deeply saddened by her passing and I didn't know why.
Perhaps it was ebcause it was such a simple fall.
Why would anyone die of that?
But then, as I said on my blog, relaized that she didn't make a lot of 'noise.'
She acted, she raised her family, and she did good work with amFar.
No noise, just good people.

Tivo Mom said...

So upsetting and sudden. Didn't she seem like the kind of person that you wanted to be friends with?

mistress maddie said...

This is a huge loss to such a family filled with talent.

Mark in DE said...

Reminds me of the tragedy of Sonny Bono's death while skiing.

I particularly enjoyed Natasha's performance (with her mother) in the film "Evening", which I'd highly recommend.

Chris said...

So tragic. David is right - I have never gotten on ski's nor will I...regardless, this is too tragic

Jeff said...

Sad indeed. She was not on my radar at all, but I've always liked Liam Neeson. It's especially strange that the accident occured on a so-called "bunny hill" at a ski resort here in Canada. I truly believe, though, that we all have a pre-set number of seconds here on Earth. Fate or whatever you want to call it. Dum vivimus vivamus!

Marker said...

Skiing is one of the most glorious experiences I've ever had. However, after one of my friends broke his clavicle in a nasty, nasty fall, we all started wearing helmets. Fortunately I started to try to learn to snowboard after that happened, because on my first day snowboarding, I caught an edge and fell flat on my back with an incredible amount of force. Hate to think what would have happened without the helmet.

Joy said...

Thank goodness for that helmet, Marker!

I thought about Sonny Bono, too.

This has to be devastating for all of the family.