Wednesday, March 18, 2009

It is with sadness tonight to learn of the passing of Natasha Richardson. The actress died in New York tonight, after suffering a fall while on a skiing trip. In a statement, her husband, actor Liam Neeson issued the following: "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."

A lovely and versatile actress, I saw her give a wonderful performance on Broadway in Cabaret which earned her a Tony. She was of course, also the star of David Mackenzie's Asylum. By all reports, Natasha Richardson was well regarded by all who knew her and I can only imagine the shock and heartbreak of her children, husband family friends and co-workers. Sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers to those who are hurting with this news.

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