What Liam Neeson Reveals About His Late Wife Will Break Your Heart...
Six and a half years after her tragic death, Liam Neeson is revealing what wife Natasha Richardson did “behind [his] back” before their wedding.
She took singing lessons!
The actress — best known to our generation for her role in The Parent Trap — wanted to surprise Liam on their 1994 wedding day with a serenade of Van Morrison’s “Crazy Love.”
“After the ceremony we were all going out to start the night’s festivities, and she grabbed the microphone, and she sang me this,” the Taken star told fellow actor John Benjamin Hickey on the latter’s SiriusXM segment My Favorite Song.
“She had learned it, and I was like, ‘Wow!’”
The singing lessons paid off even after their nuptials, as Natasha won a Tony Award for her part in the 1998 Broadway revival of the musical Cabaret.
(Her on-stage lover in that production? The aforementioned John Benjamin Hickey!)
Natasha passed away in March 2009 after a skiing accident left her brain-dead. In 2014 Liam told 60 Minutesabout his final moments at her bedside.
“I went in to her and told her I loved her. Said, ‘Sweetie, you’re not coming back from this. You’ve banged your head. I don’t know if you can hear me, but … this is what’s gone down. And we’re bringing ya back to New York. All your family and friends will come.”
Our hearts break whenever we think of his loss, but it’s clear this “Crazy Love” lives on.