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Lohan and Fonda Pay Tribute to Richardson

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Mar 19, 2009 | 5:51am EDT

Lindsay Lohan and Jane Fonda have led the tributes for tragic actress Natasha Richardson, who died after suffering serious head injuries in a skiing accident.

The Patty Hearst star, who was married to actor Liam Neeson, was taken to the hospital in Montreal after the incident on the slopes of Mont Tremblant on Monday.

Neeson rushed to her bedside at the Hopital du Sacre-Coeur de Montreal as doctors battled to save her. He flew her to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York on Tuesday, where he was joined by the actress' mother Vanessa Redgrave and close friends and family.

She was removed from life support on Wednesday morning and died hours later.

Now Lohan, who played Richardson's daughter in the 1998 remake The Parent Trap, has revealed her fond memories of the loving Brit.

She says, "She was a wonderful woman and actress and treated me like I was her own.

"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."

Hollywood veteran Fonda, who first met Richardson when her Julia co-star Redgrave brought her on-set of the 1977 movie, regrets that she couldn't visit the actress because she was busy with performances of her Broadway play 33 Variations.

She says, "I first met her on the set of Julia. She was a little girl but already beautiful and graceful. It didn't surprise me that she became such a talented actor.

"I wanted to go to the Lenox Hill Hospital where I was told she had been taken to see if there was anything I could do for Vanessa (Redgrave), any comfort I could bring, but today was a two-show day and as the curtain went up tonight I heard the tragic news. It is hard to even imagine what it must be like for her family. My heart is heavy."

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