Natasha Richardson, a film star, Tony-winning stage actress and member of the famed Redgrave acting family, died Wednesday after suffering injuries in a ski accident, according to a family statement. She was 45. She fell on a beginners' slope in Canada.
Richardson's family released a statement saying, "Liam Neeson, his sons, and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Natasha. They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time."
This is sad. I saw her perform on the stage in London with her mother, Vanessa Redgrave. She was due to perform with her on Broadway in the near future. She has worked steadily since she began acting at the age of four and was especially good in the film The White Countess. It is always sad when someone talented and skilled dies young – in this case, from what appeared to be a very normal beginning ski accident. She will be missed.