Broadway dimmed its lights to mark the death of actress Natasha Richardson, in view of her husband Liam Neeson.

In a symbolic tribute to the stage and screen star, illuminations in New York’s theatre district were lowered for one minute.

Following the tribute in central Manhattan, Liam (pictured) was embraced by fellow actors, including Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Natasha’s mother Vanessa Redgrave and sister Joely Richardson are also believed to have attended the moving event.

Stars of stage and screen continued to pay tribute to the actress, whose death was announced two days after she suffered a fall while skiing in Canada.

An autopsy found that she died from bleeding in her skull, and doctors said she might have survived had she received immediate treatment.

Actor Ralph Fiennes, who starred alongside Natasha in the film Maid in Manhattan, described her death as a ‘devastating loss’.

He said: “She was a star. A great actress, a beautiful woman, a fiercely loyal friend, a brilliant and generous companion. She was an adoring and loving wife and mother. She was unique.

“I cannot imagine a world without her wit, her love, her mischief, her great, great talent and her gift for living. I loved her very much. She was a supreme friend. I shall miss her deeply.”

Kevin Spacey, artistic director of the Old Vic Theatre in London, said: “There are no words to express how tragic Natasha Richardson’s untimely passing is for the theatre community.”

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