Natasha Richardson Dies After Skiing Accident

"She was a wonderful woman and actress and treated me like I was her own," Lohan's statement read. "I didn't see much of her over the years but I will miss her. My heart goes out to her family. This is a tragic loss."

On ABC's "The View" Wednesday, Barbara Walters and her co-hosts spoke about their admiration of Richardson and her family.

Liam Neeson

Walters described Richardson as "lovely" and as a good friend of the show, on which she has appeared more than three times.

"She's beautiful," said Walters.

"The Redgraves are the most wonderful family," said co-host Joy Behar. "They mind their own business, they're talented, they're smart and they love their family."

"Our thoughts and hopes are with the family and with Liam and Vanessa," added Whoopi Goldberg.

Richardson Part of Acting Dynasty

Richardson was a member of one of Britain's most famous acting dynasties. She was the eldest daughter of Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave, 72, and director Tony Richardson.

Vanessa Redgrave and Tony Richardson with 1-week-old Natasha Richardson, May 1963.

Her father passed away in 1991 due to complications with AIDS. She had long been a supporter of AIDS-related charities, including amfAR, on whose board she had served since 2006.

Asked to comment on her skiing accident before Richardson's death was announced, a representative for amfAR told, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Natasha and her family right now. Obviously, we're very saddened and disturbed by this news."

Richardson also donated her services to God's Love We Deliver, an organization that provides fresh meals to people living with HIV/AIDS.

"Everyone at God's Love We Deliver is profoundly saddened to hear about her accident," Karen Pearl, president of the organization, said in a statement to before Richardson's death. "As we hope for the best, our thoughts and prayers are with her, Liam, and their entire family at this difficult time."

Richardson's sister, Joely, stars in the TV series "Nip/Tuck."

Natasha and Joley Richardson, May 1985.

Richardson's Rich Career

Richardson starred in many films, including "The Parent Trap," "Maid in Manhattan," "A Month in the Country," "Gothic" and "Nell," in which she appeared with her husband. But her chief experience was in theater. She was trained at London's Central School of Speech and Drama and won a Tony Award in 1998 for playing Sally Bowles in "Cabaret."

Natasha Richardson, 1985.

In January, Richardson and her mother played the roles of mother and daughter in a one-night benefit concert version of "A Little Night Music," the Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical, on Broadway.

The two also acted alongside each other in the 1985 theatrical revival "The Seagull" and the 2007 movie "Evening." In a 2003 interview with UK newspaper The Guardian, Richardson talked about taking on the same profession as her mother.

Natasha Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave, May 2007.

"I don't know if I could ever put myself in the same category as her," she said. "She is one of the greatest actresses of our time, so I'm not sure I would put myself in that bracket."

She expanded further in a 2005 interview with The Independent.

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