I was just thinking the same thing as I read this tragic news. What struck me about that article on their home theater was how closely it tied celebrities' lives with what we talk about here on the forum every day. Reading about how she and Liam Neeson would enjoy sitting in their new theater with friends to watch a movie, and then now thinking that they would no longer be able to do that (or any other things they did together as a family) is really sad. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
They dimmed the lights on B'way tonight at 8pm for her. I wanted to hang around after work, (I get off at 6pm and am based out of the booth theater which is right in Shubert Alley) but I had to run home to watch the kid. My friend who is the head electrician there dimmed the lights and said that Liam Neeson, Vanessa Redgrave and many other family and friends were there. She felt very honored to do it but very sad. Such a tragedy. I only knew Natasha for those 6 months like 9 years ago but it is just really sad to me.
Goes to show you live your life to the fullest every day because we really don't know what tomorrow may bring. God bless Liam and the family during these times.
I've only ever seen her in Gothic and Nell. I enjoyed both films. Oddly, I only vaguely remember her in Nell. But she made quite a fetching Mary Shelley in Gothic. I had a bit of a crush on her in that.
Anyway, I was extremely saddened by the news and was on pins and needles waiting to see which version of her story was correct "recovering" or "near death". I was hoping for the former but it was not to be.
My heart goes out to her family. One day they had a daugher, wife and mother, now she's gone. That's an emptiness that takes quite a long time to come to grips with. A recent pic of Neeson on the news just confirms that, he looked completely spent. So very tragic.
I'm not familiar with her work, but yeah it's sad and actually pretty scary to think about. I know people die in accidents every day, but from what seemed like a minor hit to the head? I'm sure many of us have taken blows to the head in our pasts and probabaly for many worse that what was described in her case (I remember one time ice skating years ago and falling back and the back of my head sqarely hitting the ice, it certainly hurt like hell for hours but I was ok, who knew that I could have gotten up and walked away but ended up brain dead within hours?)
I still haven't heard any specifics other than she fell on a beginner course. The one and only time I've ever skied was years ago in Beaver Creek Colorado. We stayed with a friend who was a ski instructor there and I still remember him wearing a helmet and saying he would never ski without one. I don't know if she was wearing one or not and it may not have made a difference anyway but it's still tragic regardless.
I saw the video of Neeson on Broadway and feel so bad for him and especially his kids.
Just watched The Parent Trap (1998) which I had never seen before. Much more emotional for me that I had thought it would be. I had a crush on Hayley for, a long time, from the original. She's actually some months older than me. There are several nods to the first movie, including a few notes of "Let's Get Together" at the end of the credits. Natasha was wonderful, but hearing her talk to Quaid about "growing old together" was wrenching. We've lost a great talent and from all accounts a dear person.
The picture I saw of Neeson when he arrived on Broadway made him look very grim. But I watch the video and he actually looked happy to see people who were there to lend a hand with the family's grief. I was kind of relieved after seeing that video even though I usually look down on them having cameras in peoples faces when they'd gone through something so traumatic.