Broadway Dims Lights for Natasha Richardson

March 20, 2009 By:
Broadway Dims Lights for Natasha Richardson

Liam Neeson and Vanessa Redgrave gathered in to watch the lights dim on Broadway for the late Natasha Richardson, who died Wednesday after a tragic skiing accident.

The theaters dimmed their lights for one minute at about 8 p.m. Thursday, the traditional starting time for Broadway evening performances.

Natasha's husband Liam and her mother Vanessa were joined by actor friends Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and tons of fans.

Richardson died Wednesday at Lenox Hill Hospital after a skiing accident at the Mont Tremblant resort in Quebec on Monday. The New York City medical examiner's office ruled Thursday her death was due to “epidural hematoma due to blunt impact to the head.”

Instead of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to the amfAR foundation for AIDS research, said Alan Nierob, a family spokesman.

It's such a tragic, yet shocking story. Our deepest condolences to the family.