Patrick Swayze Pays Tribute to Late Co-Star Natasha Richardson

Patrick Swazye has joined the many celebrities publicly mourning the recent loss of actress Natasha Richardson.

Swayze, the star of A&E’s The Beast—who is battling pancreatic cancer—released a statement to People about Richardson.

Richardson and Swayze starred together in 2002’s Waking Up In Reno.

“It is such a great loss to this community to lose an actress and person such as Natasha. Gifts like her don’t come along very often. It’s a rare thing in this industry to have someone with so much talent, beauty, and dedication and yet is imbued with such humility. I know for me and many other people, the world will be a different place without her,” Swayze’s statement reads.

Services for the actress, who died after sustaining blunt impact trauma to the head during a skiing accident outside of Montreal on March 16, were held on Sunday in upstate New York.

“My heart goes out to Liam [Neeson, her husband] and his two boys, but I’m sure that Natasha’s light is shining down on them,” Patrick’s statement ended.

Richardson was buried at a cemetery in Millbrook, New York.