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 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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