Liam Neeson tells how wife serenaded him with Van Morrison at wedding

Liam Neeson with his wife Natasha Richardson, who died in 2009. Picture by Joel Ryan, AP
Marie Louise McConville

HOLLYWOOD star Liam Neeson has revealed how his late wife Natasha Richardson took secret singing lessons so she could serenade the Irish star at the couple's wedding.

The 63-year-old Taken star was speaking about his wife, who died in March 2009 following a freak skiing accident, with John Benjamin during the My Favourite Song segment on Radio Andy.

The Ballymena-born action hero revealed how his wife took secret singing lessons so she could sing to him during their 1994 nuptials.

Neeson's wife died seven years ago at the age of 45.

The Parent Trap actress died following a skiing accident in Quebec, Canada.

On arriving at a hospital in Montreal, the Ballymena actor was told by doctors that his wife, with whom he had two sons, was brain-dead after the accident left her with devastating head injuries.

He later took the decision to donate her organs, which helped give life to three other people.

Speaking this week, the actor spoke about how his wife surprised him on their wedding day with a song by Belfast artist Van Morrison.

"Behind my back Natasha had been taking singing lessons to sing it to me," he smiled.

"After the ceremony we were all going out to start the night's festivities and she grabbed the microphone and she sang me this (Van Morrison's Crazy Love).

"She had learned it and I was like 'Wow!".

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