Even though Natasha Richardson died 10 years ago following a skiing accident, her former costar Dennis Quaid will never forget what it was like working with the “beautiful” actress on the 1998 film The Parent Trap.
“When they see The Parent Trap — she’s a beautiful person, and it comes through in that story,” Dennis, 64, recently told FOX News. “Remember her as, she was a great mom to her two kids, and a beautiful person to her friends and her husband.”
Natasha died at age 45 after she hit her head during a skiing lesson. Although she claimed to be fine, she was later rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead from an epidural hematoma. Her son Micheál Richardson, 23, took her death very hard.
“Things just started going downhill. The people I was with, we were partying a lot. It was dark. I hit rock bottom. Everybody said, ‘This kid has lost his mum, that’s where the problem comes from,'” he previously recalled to The Sunday Times. “And I was like, ‘No, it isn’t, I just like to party.’ But looking back I realize it was a delayed reaction.”
Natasha’s sister, Joely Richardson, dealt with the actress’ death in her own way. She exclusively told Closer Weekly in a previous interview that she still feels her sister’s spirit. “Weirdly, we’re still in it together,” she said. “She will be a part of me until the day that I check out.”
After Natasha’s death, Joely and her family had to learn how to move on without the beloved star, and she admitted that it was certainly easier said than done. “The years were very, very difficult when she left us,” Joely explained. “But we’ve all looked after each other and stepped up to the plate. No one could fill her shoes, of course, but we’re trying to be the best people we can.”