Voiceover: On Thursday night, Broadway theaters dimmed their lights to honor the death of one of its own, Tony Award-winning actress Natasha Richardson. She died Wednesday night from bleeding in her skull, caused by a fall she took on a ski slope.
Neighbor: I just feel very badly for the families. It's a terrible accident. They're wonderful people; he's a neighborhood person. He hangs out at all the neighborhood places, and supports them, and they're just regular people, and it's a very sad tragedy.
VO: Her mother, actress Vanessa Redgrave, and husband, actor Liam Neeson, were seen hugging and talking to well-wishers near the theaters. Her colleagues, celebrity couple Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, mourned alongside Richardson's family.
She descended from one of Britain's greatest acting dynasties; her father was director Tony Richardson, and her maternal grandfather was actor Michael Redgrave. Richardson was known for her work in the plays Cabaret, for which she won a Tony, and Anna Christie. She also appeared in the films Patty Hearst and The Handmaid's Tale.
Her family has yet to release any information about funeral arrangements; instead of flowers, they ask that donations be made to the amfAR foundation for AIDS research.
Myra Lopez, the Associated Press.
Posted by Melissa McEwan at Friday, March 20, 2009