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Liam Neeson Hit With Family Tragedy Once Again

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Nearly ten years after actor Liam Neeson lost his beloved wife Natasha Richardson, death once again came knocking on his family's door.

The Taken star is now mourning his nephew Ronan Sexton, who recently passed away at the age of 35, according to The Belfast Telegraph.

Sexton was reportedly surrounded by his family at the time of his passing. He lived in Cushendall, a village in Northern Ireland.

Sexton's death comes five years after he sustained a 20-foot fall that resulted in a severe head injury. The incident took place after he climbed on a telephone booth during a night out with friends.

At the time, the aspiring musician received emergency treatment at a nearby hospital before being transferred to a neurological center, but he never fully recovered.

In a statement released by his family shortly after the accident, they revealed that Sexton was "receiving wonderful treatment from the dedicated staff at Hurstwood Park," before thanking the public for their "love, support, prayers, and good wishes."

Sexton, whose mother is Neeson's sister, Bernadette, was the youngest of six children. His family has asked for privacy as they mourn their loss, according to a statement from parish priest Father Luke McWilliams.

The circumstances that led up to Sexton's death is a terrible reminder of the accident that killed Neeson's wife.

The Parent Trap actress was on a ski trip in Quebec, Canada in March 2009 when a freak accident left her with serious head injuries.

Richardson was flown to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City a day later, where Neeson had to make the heartbreaking decision to take her off life support after doctors revealed that she was brain dead.

"I went in to her and I just told her I loved her. I said, ‘Sweetie, you’re not coming back from this. You’ve banged your head. I don’t know if you can hear me but this is what’s gone down and we are bringing you back to New York and your family and friends will come and that was more or less it,'" Neeson explained in an interview with 60 Minutes in 2014.

She died from an epidural hematoma on March 18 at the age of 45. Her mother, sons Michael and Daniel, as well as Neeson were by her side.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Sexton's family during this extremely difficult time. May he rest in peace.

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