Liam Neeson's nephew dies 5 years after tragic fall

By Erin Donnelly, Yahoo Celebrity

The nephew of actor Liam Neeson has died five years after suffering a serious head injury in a fall.

Ronan Sexton, 35, died over the weekend, surrounded by family in Northern Ireland, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

Liam Neeson’s nephew Ronan Sexton, right, has died five years after suffering a serious head injury in a fall. (Photos: AAP; via Facebook)

Sexton was out with friends in Brighton when he fell and hit his head in 2014.

Newspapers reported that he had climbed on top of a telephone booth and fell to the ground. Sexton was rushed to the hospital that night in critical condition and was later transferred to a neurological facility in Haywards Heath, England. Few details have emerged, but he reportedly never fully recovered following the accident.

Sexton was the youngest son of Neeson’s sister Bernadette.

Liam Neeson and his wife, Natasha Richardson, in 2008. A year later, she died after a skiing accident in Canada. (Photo: Getty Images)

His death comes nearly 10 years after Neeson lost his wife, Natasha Richardson, who suffered a fatal head injury while skiing in Canada in March 2009. She was 45.

Speaking to Irish TV station RTE in 2017 about the death of his wife, to whom he had been married for 15 years, Neeson said: “There are periods now in our New York residence when I hear the door opening, especially the first couple of years … anytime I hear that door opening, I still think I’m going to hear her.”

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