I am deeply saddened at the death of Natasha Richardson today after a small skiing accident yesterday. She seemed fine after she fell–but am hour later, complained of headaches, and was taken to a near by hospital, then airlifted to NYC. She is survived by her husband, the actor Liam Neeson, her 5 children, and her mother, the sctress Vanessa Redgrave.
What is REALLY spooky is that Richardson’s mother, Vanessa Redgrave, just finished a stunt on Broadway playing Joan Didion in the play THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING–which is all about a mother who loses her daughter after a short illness . . .
This news makes me realize just how lucky I’ve been with this concussion I’ve had for the past six weeks. It clearly could’ve been a lot worse. It’s also a painful reminder that none of us know how long we’ll be here, or when we’ll be asked to leave. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family on this sad day.