New Tragedy for Liam Neeson After Nephew Suffers Serious Head Injury
By Antoinette Bueno
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Liam Neeson's nephew Ronan Sexton, 31, is in critical condition after suffering a fall during a night out with friends, The Telegraph reports.
According to the British newspaper, Sexton suffered serious head injuries after falling 20ft from the top of a telephone box in Brighton, East Sussex. He was scaling the telephone kiosk next to the pier on the seaside town’s promenade before falling at about 4 a.m. last Sunday, police said.
Neeson, 62, suffered his own tragic loss in 2009 when his wife, actress Natasha Richardson, died of a brain injury after a skiing accident in Quebec, Canada.
She was just 45 years old.
"[Her death] was never real. It still kind of isn't," Neeson told Anderson Cooper about still grieving for his late wife during a sit-down for 60 Minutes in February. "There's periods now in our New York residence when I hear the door opening -- especially the first couple of years -- anytime I hear that door opening, I still think I'm going to hear her."
Ronan is the son of Neeson's sister, Bernadette Sexton.