Natasha Richardson Laid to Rest Near NYC Home

By Chloe Bunker on March 22, 2009

LITHGOW, N.Y. — Actress Natasha Richardson was laid to rest Sunday near her home in Millbrook, N.Y.

Friends and family gathered at St. Peter's Episcopal Church to pay their final respects to the Tony Award winner, who died Wednesday from injuries suffered in a skiing accident.

Richardson's husband, actor Liam Neeson, was among the pallbearers at the afternoon burial. He arrived with the couple's sons Micheal, 13, and Daniel, 12, his mother-in-law Vanessa Redgrave, and his sister-in-law Joely Richardson.

Others attending the funeral service included Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman and Laura Linney, according to The Associated Press.

Richardson was buried at the same cemetary where her grandmother, Rachel Redgrave, was laid to rest.

On Friday, friends and family gathered for a private wake at the American Irish Historical Society in New York City. Among those who paid their respects were Diane Sawyer and Uma Thurman.