NATASHA Richardson was a British actress who starred in dozens of films before she passed away in a tragic accident.
Former co-star Lindsay Lohan paid tribute to Richardson, a Tony Award winner, on what would have been her 58th birthday.
What happened to Natasha Richardson and when did she die?
Natasha Richardson died in a New York City hospital on March 18, 2009, after suffering a head injury while skiing in the Quebec city of Mont-Tremblant.
She had fallen while with an instructor on a beginners’ trail two days earlier. She initially seemed fine, but would later need medical assistance and was rushed to a hospital in an ambulance.
She would be removed from life support days later.
“It was so sudden,” son Micheál Richardson, also an actor, told the UK’s The Times.
“When it’s unexpected and it’s just a complete freak accident, it really sort of messes with your mind, whether you believe in fate or not.
“It can send you for a bit of a head spin, and so you just latch on to the tiny little memories, whether it’s her laugh or her energy in the room or her cooking.”
Richardson, now 25, added: “I do have her films to go back and watch her in, which I’m incredibly grateful for.”
Natasha Richardson was survived by husband Liam Neeson and their two children – Michael and and Daniel.
Part of a well-known show business family, Natasha’s mother is actress Vanessa Redgrave and her sister is actress Joely Richardson.
What did Lindsay Lohan say about Richardson?
Lindsay Lohan, who co-starred with Richardson in 1998’s The Parent Trap, shared a still from the movie on May 11, 2021.
“Happy Birthday Angel,” Lohan wrote in the post.
Lohan played twins Annie and Hallie, and Richardson starred as their mother, Elizabeth James, in the movie.
Natasha’s son Micheál previously told People that his favorite movie his mother made was The Parent Trap “because I just see her so much as that person.”
“I’m so lucky too, because she’s passed away, I can still watch her and see how she worked and also it’s a great thing to have,” he told People.
And I do [watch her movies], but there’s still a lot there I need to watch.”
Natasha Richardson was also a stage star, winning a Tony Award for Lead Actress for her performance in Cabaret on Broadway.
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