Liam Neeson’s Son, Micheál Neeson, Changes Name To Honor Late Mother Natasha Richardson
Liam Neeson‘s son, Micheál Neeson, is paying tribute to his late mother Natasha Richardson.
With the 10-year anniversary of Richardson’s death approaching, the 23-year-old has changed his name to honor his mother. The Tony Award-winning actress passed away in 2009 after suffering a head injury during a ski trip to Mont Tremblant in Quebec. “He’s taken, officially, the name of his mother. He’s Micheál Richardson, not Micheál Neeson,” Natasha’s mother, Vanessa Redgrave, said.
She added, “That wasn’t because he wanted to avoid his father’s fame, which is enormous. He wanted to hold his mother close to him — because she was a remarkable actress. Absolutely remarkable.”
Liam and Natasha married in 1994 and welcomed two children together, Micheál in 1995 and Daniel the following year.
Micheál, who was 13 when Richardson passed, called the loss “devastating.”
“But in my mind, subconsciously, I either pushed it out or stored it deep inside,” he shared. “And so, within the next week I was like, ‘OK, on with my life.'”
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He later moved to New York and was “partying a lot, looking for self-gratification. I wanted to be the man, doing these drugs. Things just started going downhill. The people I was with, we were partying a lot. It was dark. I hit rock bottom,” he said. “Everybody said, ‘This kid has lost his mum, that’s where the problem comes from.’ And I was like, ‘No, it isn’t, I just like to party.’ But looking back, I realize it was a delayed reaction.”
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