Liam Neeson's nephew Ronan Sexton dies aged 35

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star Liam Neeson is today mourning his nephew who has died five years after suffering catastrophic head injuries in a 20ft fall from the top of a phonebox.

Ronan Sexton was partying with friends in Brighton in June 2014 when he climbed up the kiosk on the city's seafront but slipped and landed in a concrete subway below.

Ronan, the youngest of six children of Liam Neeson's sister, Bernadette Sexton, died over the weekend aged 35 surrounded by his family in Cushendall, Northern Ireland. 

In 2014 the keen musician was living in Worthing, West Sussex, and reportedly climbed the red phonebox outside Brighton Pier at 4am in a drunken dare that went horribly wrong.

His uncle, 66, who lives in the US, is said to be devastated by his nephew's death and regularly jets back to the UK to see his mother and three sisters.

The tragedy came nine years after the death of Neeson's wife of 15 years, Natasha Richardson, who suffered a fatal head injury during a ski trip in 2009. 

And in yet more heartbreak for the family Ronan's mother lost her partner Harry Shannon two years ago.

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Ronan Sexton, the nephew of Hollywood star Liam Neeson, was partying with friends in Brighton in June 2014 when he suffered head injuries he never recovered from

Ronan Sexton, the nephew of star Liam Neeson, was partying with friends in Brighton in June 2014 when he suffered head injuries he never recovered from

Ronan, pictured with a friend, was living in Worthing with his mother and her partner Harry, who died two years ago

Ronan, pictured with a friend, was living in Worthing with his mother and her partner Harry, who died two years ago

Ronan climbed up these red kiosk on Brighton seafront but fell 20ft into this subway

Ronan climbed up these red kiosk on Brighton seafront but fell 20ft into this subway

Tragic: Neeson lost his wife Natasha Richardson in 2009 after she hit her head and died in a skiing accident

Tragic: Neeson lost his wife Natasha Richardson in 2009 after she hit her head and died in a skiing accident

In the early morning hours of June 22, 2014, Mr Sexton was seriously injured during a night out in East Sussex with friends, when he fell and hit his head. 

In 2014, Sexton was seriously injured during a night out in East Sussex with friends, when he fell 20 feet from the top of a telephone booth and hit his head

In 2014, Sexton was seriously injured during a night out in East Sussex with friends, when he fell 20 feet from the top of a telephone booth and hit his head

The phone box is directly outside Brighton Pier and stands on the promenade with a 20ft drop to the beach below. 

Sexton was rushed to Royal Sussex County Hospital in critical condition before being transferred to Hurstwood Park Hospital in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

A Sussex Police spokesman said at the time of Ronan's fall: 'Just after 4am on Sunday a man climbed on top of a telephone kiosk outside Brighton Pier when he fell some 20ft to the ground, sustaining a serious head injury'.

His family added in a statement at the time: 'Ronan is receiving wonderful treatment from the dedicated staff at Hurstwood Park' and thanked the public for their outpouring of 'love, support, prayers and good wishes for Ronan.' 

Ronan's accident in 2014 occurred five years after the death of Neeson's wife, Richardson, which happened on March 18, 2009. 

The father-of-two opened up about her death in an April 2017 interview with RTE, revealing that he threw himself into his work to cope with the loss. 

He said: 'I'm not good without work. I just don't – I just don't

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