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Liam Neeson's son speaks out on tragic death of mother Natasha Richardson

Liam and Natasha shared two children together

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Gemma Strong
Online Digital News Director
March 16, 2021
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It's almost 12 years to the day since Liam Neeson tragically lost his wife Natasha Richardson in a freak skiing accident. Her death was devastating not just for the Taken star, but also the couple's heartbroken boys, Micheal and Daniel.

Now actor Micheal has spoken in-depth about losing his mum and admitted he often wishes he could sit down for an adult conversation with her.

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Micheal, who was just 14 at the time of Natasha's death, spoke lovingly about his late parent as he sat down for a joint interview with his dad to promote their new film together, Made In Italy, in which they star as a bereaved father and son.

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In a candid conversation with The Times, Micheal recalled that fateful last skiing holiday the family shared together.

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"It was so sudden. When it's unexpected and it's just a complete freak accident, it really sort of messes with your mind, whether you believe in fate or not," he admitted.

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Micheal has followed his parents into the world of acting

"It can send you for a bit of a head spin, and so you just latch on to the tiny little memories, whether it's her laugh or her energy in the room or her cooking. I do have her films to go back and watch her in, which I'm incredibly grateful for."

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He continued: "She was a terrific, terrific mother. What I wish is I could have just these adult conversations with her, these random questions about the industry or music.

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Micheal with his younger brother, Daniel

"I was a mama's boy growing up and she was really my best friend. I mean we were all a close family, but Danny [his younger brother] was my dad's boy and I was my mom's boy, for sure."

Micheal – who elected to change his surname to Richardson a few years ago in honour of his mother - also spoke fondly about his extraordinary childhood.

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Liam and Natasha were married from 1994 until her death in March 2009

"I feel like I had a relatively normal upbringing, but then I have memories where we are on a holiday and spontaneously Mom would get everybody together and say, 'Come on, let's write something. Let's do a play,'" he revealed.

"And of course there were really talented famous actors around us, from Sir Ian McKellen to Ralph Fiennes, and we would all get together and write this funny play."

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