Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Redgrave: I Still Struggle to Accept Natasha's Gone

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Redgrave: I Still Struggle to Accept Natasha's Gone

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Byline: Alistair Foster

VANESSA REDGRAVE has described how her youngest daughter Joely Richardson urged her to write to her late daughter Natasha to help her overcome her grief.

But Vanessa, 73, said she "can't bring herself to do it", and still struggles to accept the loss of Natasha, who died last March after a skiing accident.

She told Harper's Bazaar: "I used to be a big diary writer, but I haven't written for quite a while, and Joely, my second daughter, has been urging me to write again, to write to Natasha in my diary. And I said to her, 'I know you're right, but I can't bring myself to do it. I literally cannot do it.' "Although I knew she was right, I knew. But to write to my daughter and not be able to hear back, to leave a message for her not to ring me back, it's still a very, very hard thing."

Natasha, 45, suffered a fatal head injury when she fell while skiing at Mont Tremblant in Canada. Her husband Liam Neeson, 56, flew her to a New York hospital but she died three days later. …

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