Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson

U2 star Bono helped Liam Neeson's children cope with the death of their mother Natasha Richardson by sharing his own experiences with tragedy.

The Schindler's List star reveals the singer visited his family shortly after the actresses' shocking death in 2009 and opened up about losing a parent at a young age.

Neeson tells US newsman Anderson Cooper, "Bono is a pal and he came round to have a dinner. I remember he was sitting beside Michael and, just out of the blue he said, 'What age are you, Michael?' (and) Michael sa

id, '13'. And he said, 'Yeah, that's the age I was when I lost my mum'. "That was it.. .I coulda kissed him for it. He was saying, 'You know, I lost my mom at this age and I'm doing OK. And you will do OK too'".

Richardson passed away in March, 2009 after suffering a traumatic brain injury following a skiing accident.