Liam Neeson has stayed rather quiet about the sudden death of his wife, Natasha Richardson, after a traumatic skiing accident in 2009 — until now. The actor opened up to Anderson Cooper for "60 Minutes" on Sunday about a fellow famous Irishman who helped their two sons cope with the loss of their mother and helped Neeson adjust to life as a single parent.
"Bono is a pal, and he came around to have a dinner, and I remember he was sitting beside Micheál and just out of the blue he said, 'What age are you, Micheál?' And he said, 'Thirteen,' and [Bono] said, 'That's the age I was when I lost my mom.'" "That was it," the actor continued. "I could have kissed him for it; he was saying I lost my mom at this age and I'm doing OK and you're going to do OK, too."
But Bono isn't the only star who came to the family's side during that difficult time. A slew of A-list celebrities attended the wake and funeral of Neeson's wife, including Uma Thurman, Ethan Hawke, Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Matthew Broderick, who all had had close friendships with the late actress.
In the "60 Minutes" interview, the 62-year-old actor says that maintaining a schedule has helped his family get back on their feet and they seem to be doing all right. Boston College posted a photo to its Instagram recently of the "Taken 2" actor with his son Micheáltouring the campus. And Liam has stayed busy, starring in over 20 films since his wife's passing.
Check out this video to see Neeson speaking openly about his late wife, Natasha Richardson, and tune in to "The Insider" tonight for the latest in entertainment news.
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