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  • 30 July 2014, 10:06

Neeson: Wife's Death Still Doesn't Feel Real

Liam Neeson has spoken about the moment his wife Natasha Richardson died and how it still doesn't feel real.

The Taken star has described having to switch off the actress' life support machine after she was involved in a skiing accident in Canada five years ago.

In an interview with Loaded magazine, Neeson said: "Her death was never real. It still kind of isn't."

The actor said he still expects to hear her when the door opens in his house.

Neeson revealed that he and his wife had made a pact that if they ended up in a vegetative state then they would turn off the machines.

It was thought at first that Richardson, 45, had just suffered a minor head injury when she fell in 2009. But her condition soon deteriorated.

"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'," he said.

The 62-year-old said sometimes his late wife's death hits him like a "wave" when he is working.

"You just get this profound feeling of instability," he said.

Neeson now lives in New York with the couple's two sons Micheal and Daniel.