March 23, 2009

Natasha Richardson is buried in upstate NY

Posted: 08:09 AM ET

Family and friends of Natasha Richardson said their final goodbye to the star of stage and film during a funeral at St. Peter's Church in Millbrook, N.Y., on Sunday.

Under a bright sun on a cold spring day, Richardson's husband Liam Neeson, their sons, Micheal, 13, and Daniel, 12, her mother Vanessa Redgrave, her sister Joely Richardson and dear friends such as Uma Thurman, Ralph Fiennes and Mia Farrow arrived at St. Peter's Church at 2:30 p.m. local time.

Neeson, looking somber in a dark suit and sunglasses, briefly posed for photographers with his family before walking to the hearse, where he was the first to put his hand on the mahogany casket, which he and six other pallbearers carried to the church.

The ceremony lasted a little more than an hour. As the funeral ended, the sky began to turn overcast. Neeson and the family drove to a nearby cemetery, where the burial took place under a large green tent. There, a grieving Vanessa Redgrave gave a thumbs-up to the fans and reporters who had gathered.

Richardson was laid to rest in the same cemetery where her grandmother Rachel Redgrave, the mother of Vanessa Redgrave, is buried. The two plots face each other.


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Evan Leftkowitz   March 23rd, 2009 12:59 pm ET

Although sad that a nice woman died- Larry King did a whole show on how an actress fell on vacation, skiing and died while on the same day 4 police officers were brutally murdered in in the line of duty-we don't even know their names.

joe longo   March 23rd, 2009 2:16 pm ET

I would like to add my thoughts and prayers for the family of Ms. Richardson. I can't conceptulize such a loss. Ms. Richardson will be fondly remembered with love, what a gift to our world. Thank-you

Valerie from Oklahoma   March 23rd, 2009 7:55 pm ET

Larry in spite of What Evan Leftkowitz said. I love your show and think it's one of the best shows on t.v. today, along with the Anderson Cooper 360.

The death of Natasha Richardson was such a shock and I'd like to offer my heart felt sympathy to her family. She was a brilliant actress who's light went out to soon. RIP Natasha.

Jay   March 23rd, 2009 8:52 pm ET


B J Sussman   March 24th, 2009 1:32 pm ET

Expert commentary regarding Natasha Richardson's head injury were ill informed. Epidural hemprrhage is usually secondary to a temporal bone fracture with arterial bleeding from a ruptured middle meningeal artery or fracture into a large venus sinus. Death was particularly tragic because early operation can ba favorable. Professoe Emeritus Neurosurgery Howard University College of Medicice.

Santosh   March 24th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

What a difference from his predecessor! I support his agenda and focus – to all those who are compamianing, where were you when Bush and cronies took the country down to this deep ditch?

dianne glashagel   March 25th, 2009 12:52 am ET

P.S. I think the public doesn't know how to handle a president, who can rub his stomach and top of his head at the same time!!!!

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