By Lynette Rice
March 20, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

After Broadway dimmed the marquee lights last night to pay tribute to film and stage star Natasha Richardson, actor Liam Neeson held a wake for his late wife today in New York, reports Uma Thurman, Diane Sawyer, and Richardson’s mother, Vanessa Redgrave, were among those attending the private viewing of Richardson’s body at the American IrishHistorical Society on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Richardson, 45, died Wednesday from a brain injury she sustained in a freak skiing accident on Monday.

More on Natasha Richardson:
Natasha Richardson dies at age 45
Broadway dims lights for Natasha Richardson
Natasha Richardson: Amy Sedaris, Helen Mirren among stars paying tribute
Liam Neeson’s film projects in limbo after wife’s death
Natasha Richardson autopsy confirms ski accident as cause of death
Natasha Richardson: Career retrospective (photo gallery)
Natasha Richardson: A critical appreciation by Lisa Schwarzbaum