Liam Neeson Opens Up About His Wife's Tragic Death

You never really know when an unexpected event will change the course of your life forever. This was true for actor Liam Neeson, who is speaking out about how his life was impacted by the sudden and tragic death of his wife, actress Natasha Richardson 10 years ago. He also shared how much he learned from their 16-year marriage.

Richardson sustained a head injury when she took a hard fall while taking ski lessons on the slopes in Quebec. Liam Neeson got the news while on a movie set on the other side of Canada in Toronto and rushed to be by her side. That’s when he got the news he feared most - Natasha’s injuries would take her life.

Liam was able to speak with his wife one last time before she slipped away. He told the love of his life the devastating news that she would not survive her injuries and he was taking her back to New York so that family and friends could say their goodbyes. This was a devastating blow to Liam and the couples two sons. Neeson describes it as the worst pain imaginable.

Neeson credits his long and loving marriage with Natasha Richardson with teaching him the power of unconditional love. He is encouraging other couples to cherish each and every moment they get to spend together and live each day as if it could be their last day.

He also encourages couples to be vocal with their love for each other and to not let busy schedules be an excuse not to spend quality time together. Neeson has a sobering reminder for today’s couples: “Because, one day, when you look up from your phone, they won’t be there anymore.”

Neeson’s story reminds us all of how precious time with loved ones truly is and how important it is to find ways to appreciate family and friends each day. If you know someone who would appreciate Neeson’s tribute to the love of his life, send them this story as a reminder to cherish each day.