Family Donates Natasha Richardson’s Organs
First Published: March 25, 2009 4:05 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Natasha Richardson was laid to rest over the weekend, but before her tragic death, the result of a freak ski accident, her family had her organs donated.
According to People, Richardson’s family, which includes grieving husband Liam Neeson, the couple’s two sons, Micheal, 13, and Daniel, 12, mother Vanessa Redgrave and sister Joely Richardson, made the decision to donate her organs.
Donating “is very Natasha,” a family friend told the magazine. “She spent so much time fighting the stigma of AIDS; someone like that would naturally donate her organs. At least by donating her organs something good could come out of [the tragedy].”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, the Broadway and film actress died last Wednesday after falling during a ski lesson in Canada. Her death was ruled an accident.
As for her grieving husband, he is reportedly “doing OK,” family friend Blaine Trump told the mag. “It takes a while to absorb this. But he says the family needs to move forward. They will take it one step at a time.”
Neeson is expected to return to the Canadian set of his upcoming movie, “Chloe,” and his children are reportedly going back to school, the mag reported.
“With good friends by their side… They will get through the tough days ahead,” Trump said.
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