Liam Neeson's nephew dies 5 years after injuring head in 20-foot fall

Actor Liam Neeson's nephew died over the weekend, five years after injuring his head in a 20-foot fall, Fox News has confirmed.

Ronan Sexton, a son of Neeson's sister Bernadette, was 35 years old. He died in Cushendall, a village in Northern Ireland, surrounded by family members.

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During a night out with friends in Brighton, southern England, in 2014, Sexton climbed on top of a phone booth, lost his balance and fell head first to the ground. He was initially treated at a local hospital and later transferred to a neurological center.

Sexton was the youngest of six children in his family, E! Online reported. His death was first reported by the Belfast Telegraph.

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Nearly 10 years ago, Neeson – the 66-year-old star of the "Taken" films – lost his actress wife Natasha Richardson after she died from a head injury suffered during a skiing accident in Canada. Richardson was 45 years old and the couple had been married about 15 years.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.