Philadelphia

NATASHA RICHARDSON BRAIN DEAD on St. Patrick’s Day; ironically married to one of the most famous Irish men, Liam Neeson

Sad to hear about the terrible news regarding Natasha Richardson. I would be surprised if it didn’t come out today or tomorrow that she has passed away. My father had a similar accident hitting his head in a fall in his kitchen, no blood or trauma visible. Within an hour became confused, was rushed to the hospital, airlifted to a Miami hospital from Key West, kept on life support until we flew down from Phila. Disconnected and then passed away a few hours later.

The first time I saw Natasha Richardson on the screen was in the movie “Parent Trap” with Lindsay Lohan. The first time I saw her in public was leaving the after party of “Dreamgirls” in NYC. They had a love affair that began on Broadway in 1992 while perfoming in Anna Christie . They were a NYC couple, living, working and raising their family there.
I saw them often, and there was denying the love they had for each other, and for their fans. This was the last photo I took of Natasha Richardson, maybe the last professional one ever taken of her. It was a few weeks back (2/5/09) as she was looking for her car when she departed an amfAR New York Gala to Kick Off Fall 2009 Fashion Week at Cipriani on 42nd Street. After posing for me, signing for the autograzzi and posing for a fan she waved with a smile. Love her, will miss her.Earlier today I wrote about my father, his passing and how we spread his ashes on St. Patrick’s Day in 2005. You must read the entry regarding the miracle we experienced the day we spread his ashes.