Bono and Liam Neeson at the 2005 world premiere of “Breakfast on Pluto” in Toronto. Photo by by Kevin Parry.


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By ITM Staff

It has been almost 5 years since “The Parent Trap” actress Natasha Richardson passed away from a skiing accident in Quebec, Canada at the young age of 45.


The mother of two left behind sons Micheál and Daniel along with actor husband Liam Neeson.


While losing a loved one is never easy, it helps to have friends by your side to help ease you through the tragedy.


For Liam Neeson, that friend was “U2’s” front man, Bono.


The “Schindler’s List” actor sat down with Anderson Cooper on last nights “60 Minutes” and explained, “Bono is a pal and he came ’round to have a dinner. And I remember he was sitting beside Micheál and, just out of the blue he said, ‘What age are you, Micheal?’ Micheal said, ‘Thirteen.’ And he said, ‘Yeah, that’s the age I was when I lost my mum.’ That was it. And it—I—I could’ve kissed him for it.” Neeson went on, “He was saying, ‘You know, I lost my mom at this age and I’m doing OK. And you will do OK too.’”


Such powerful words from such a powerful man.


Bono’s mother also passed away suddenly and unexpectedly after suffering a cerebral aneurysm.


It must have been comforting to hear such kind words from someone who has made so much of their life after an insurmountable tragedy.


While he dealt with such misfortune as a boy, Bono has never stopped working try and improve the lives of others.


The “Ordinary Love” singer works with foundations including the ONE Campaign, DATA, and (RED) which work to stop the spread of HIV and AIDS in Africa.


The rock legend spoke with ITM’s Gina Giordan along with “U2” band mate The Edge about the work they’re doing in Africa through (RED). Click here to watch the full interview.


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