Wednesday, March 18, 2009
NATASHA RICHARDSON, WHAT AN EARLY SUN-SET?
She went on a ski-vacation and that was it, the usher of her final exit from this world. Natasha Richardson, that is and at a very young age, a mere 45 years mortal sojourn on this earth? Natasha, had sustained a head injury, following a fall at a ski-slope, while taking private ski lesson at the luxury Mont Tremblant Ski Resort in Quebec, Canada. It would appear that her injury was delayed as she felt fine initially, only to lapse later. She was rushed to a hospital in Montreal before being flown back to New York for further care. However she did not survive her injury as she passed away at Lenox Hill Hospital on Manhattan's Upper East Side about 5 p.m. Wednesday March 18, 2009.
Natasha was was born in London in 1963, to actress Vanessa Redgrave and director Tony Richardson. Natasha studied at London's Central School of Speech and Drama; where she learnt her ropes as a screen personality. Her life on the screen started at a very tender age of just 4 years with her appearance as a flower girl in "The Charge of the Light Brigade". Some of Natasha's screen and theater career credits include, Patty Hearst, Cabaret, The Handmaid's Tale, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Comfort of Strangers, Nell, Widow's Peak, The Parent Trap, Wild Child, Evening and Asylum, On the Razzle, Charley's Aunt and The Seagull.
Although no official cause of death has yet been disclosed, Icheoku believes that massive trauma to the brain brought about her demise. Natasha, a naturalised American was survived by her husband of 18 years, fellow actor Liam Neeson, sons Michael and Daniel, sister Joely and her mother, actress Vanessa Redgrave. Her father Anthony Richardson, though divorced from her mother, had predeceased her since 1991? One of Icheoku's most favorite Natasha's known statement, says, "We've all been through it in one way or another and so we've had to be strong. Also we embrace life. We are not cynical about life."
Formerly married to producer Robert Fox, the dazzling beauty Natasha Richardson, is seen here left in a photograph with her now, widower, Irish Liam Neeson. Icheoku says, you've gone to be with the angels and may the good Lord give your bereaving family the fortitude to bear your loss. Adieu Tasha!