Actor Liam Neeson has made a touching tribute to his deceased wife Natasha Richardson in a beautiful and heart-wrenching Facebook post.
Richardson died five years ago at age 45, following a ski accident in Canada.
The “Love Actually” star posted an intimate photo of him holding his wife in his arms and said: “they say the hardest thing in the world is losing someone you love.
“Someone you grew old with and watched grow every day. Someone who showed you how to love. It’s the worst thing to ever happen to anyone.
“My wife died unexpectedly. She brought me so much joy.
“She was my everything. Those 16 years of being her husband taught me how to love unconditionally.
“We have to stop and be thankful for our spouses. Because life is very short.
“Spend time with your spouses. Treat them well. Because, one day, when you look up from your phone, they won’t be there anymore.
“What I truly learned most of all is, live and love every day like it’s your last.
“Because one day it will be. Take chances and go and live life. Tell the ones you love, that you love them every day. Don’t take any moment for granted.
“Life is worth living.”
Although only posted last night it has already been shared hundred of thousands of times.
In an interview with “Loaded” magazine last year, Liam said he still could not believe her death was real.
He said ‘every time he hears the door open, he expects to “hear her”.
The Taken star also revealed the heartbreaking moment he was told his wife was brain dead.
“I went in to her and I just told her I loved her. I said, ‘Sweetie, you’re not coming back from this’,” he told the mag.
“She and I had made a pact. If any of us got into a vegetative state we’d pull the plug.
“So when I saw her and saw all these tubes and stuff that was my immediate thought, ‘OK, these tubes have to go. She’s gone’.”
Neeseon now lives in America with the pair’s children, Michael, 18, and Daniel, 17.
Liam Neeson in a scene from ‘Love Actually’.