Natasha Richardson

richardson1May 11, 1963 – March 18, 2009

“Darling. I’ve taken a tumble in the snow.”

Natasha Jane Richardson was born into an incredibly famous and talented family. Her mother is actress Vanessa Redgrave and her father director Tony Richardson. Her great-grandfather, maternal grandparents, aunt and sister are all in the business. Of course, she was going to be an actor. Natasha’s career spanned 5 decades. She is perhaps best known for her films The Parent Trap, Maid in Manhattan and Nell and for her Tony-winning performance as Sally in the 1998 Broadway revival of Cabaret. Richardson was married twice, most notably to her second husband, Irish actor, Liam Neeson.  In March of 2009, Natasha was taking a ski lesson in Quebec when she fell and struck her head. She temporarily recovered and refused medical treatment, but hours later – after a period of relative lucidity – complained of a headache and went to the hospital. The next day she was airlifted to a New York City hospital where she never recovered and died from an epidural hematoma related to the head injury. She was just 45. Wear a helmet, kids.

Burial

Saint Peter’s Episcopal Cemetery – Lithgow, NY

 

Specific Location

At the northeastern edge of the cemetery, stop when the road turns to grass and Natasha’s highly-visible marker is to your right along the trees, just a few yards to the southeast of her aunt and grandmother.stpeters_richardson

 

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