Katherine “Kitty” Neeson was 94 years old
Sad news about the Nison family was first reported by People. According to the American magazine, the birthday of the stars of the Schindler List and Real Love this year is overshadowed by the loss of his mother, with whom Liam has always been very close. Katherine “Kitty” Nixon died on Saturday June 6 in Northern Ireland, on the eve of her son’s 68th birthday. Her name was mentioned during a service at the local All Saints Church in Liam Ballymena’s hometown, where the pastor asked the congregation to pray for her. District Mayor Peter Johnston has also announced that on Tuesday June 9 Kitty will be honored with a moment of silence during yet another church meeting.
The actor himself has not yet commented on this news, but it is known that Liam, who often works in Hollywood, always happily returned to his father’s house. And in the past, after being expelled from Queen’s University in Belfast in 1971, he lived with his mother for a long time. After leaving school due to poor performance, he worked for a long time on several jobs before becoming famous. In 2009, he finished his studies and received an honorary doctorate from Queen’s University and admitted that he was happy that he could finally tell his mother that he had graduated from the university.
Unfortunately, losing a mother is far from the first tragedy that Liam Neeson has to face. In the same 2009, shortly before receiving his doctorate, his wife, 45-year-old actress Natasha Richardson, died while skiing: a woman suffered a head injury that was incompatible with life, she fell into a coma, and Richardson’s family and friends had to accept a difficult decision to disconnect it from life support devices. Ten years later, in 2019, the actor lost his nephew. Ronan Sexton died at the age of 35 from a head injury he suffered back in 2014: then Sexton, while walking with friends, climbed a joke on a telephone box, from which he subsequently fell, hitting his head. The consequences of this trauma led to a tragic outcome five years later.
In addition to Liam, his mother Katherine Neeson, who worked as a cook all her life, also raised her three daughters, Elizabeth, Bernadette, and Rosalyn, with her husband, school superintendent Bernard “Barney” Neeson. Whether the family was near Katherine in her last minutes is not known. The reasons for the woman’s passing away are also not reported.