Vanessa Redgrave has thanked fans for supporting her through her recent family tragedies, insisting "the letters and prayers from strangers" have helped her cope with her grief.
The British actress was rocked by the death of her daughter, Natasha Richardson, in 2009 after a skiing accident, and the sad loss was compounded by the death of her brother Corin, who passed away in April , and her sister Lynn, who lost her battle with breast cancer in early May.
Redgrave has been trying to stay positive and remember all the happy times with her loved ones, and admits the outpouring of love from friends and fans has helped her enormously. She tells People magazine, "I treasure every single moment I spent with them. I miss them so much. I glory in what all three gave me, and gave to so very many others as well."
"All three were devoted to their families and gave us, each and every one, from the youngest to the oldest, very happy times, and much to be merry about. (I have taken comfort in ) the letters and prayers of friends and from strangers."