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Actress Natasha Richardson Has Died following fatal injuries from a ski trip

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Sad News. Actress Natasha Richardson Has Died. The popular movie star most recently was also a star on a hit Broadway show died tonight in NYC. She returned to the US following a tragic ski accident in the Canadian provience of Quebec. Here story.

 

Natasha Richardson dies after skiing accident in Quebec

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - Combined AP and CBC News news wire info

 

Actress Natasha Richardson died Wednesday Afternoon n New York City after a tragic ski accident in Canada. She was in serious condition after suffering a head injury Monday while skiing at Quebec's Mont Tremblant resort about 50 Miles north of Montreal.

 

A family spokesperson made the announcement Wednesday evening.

 

"Liam Neeson,(her husband and fellow Actor) his sons and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Natasha," spokesman Alan Nierob said in a statement.

 

"They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time."

 

The statement did not give details about the cause of death.

 

Richardson, 45, was a celebrated film, TV and stage actress with prolific credits on both sides of the Atlantic. She came from an esteemed family of British actors.

 

Her maternal grandparents were Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, and her Oscar-winning parents were Vanessa Redgrave and the late Tony Richardson.

 

Her younger sister, Joely Richardson, is an actor, as are her aunt Lynn Redgrave, uncle Corin Redgrave and aunt Kika Markham.

 

Though Richardson and her husband, Irish actor Liam Neeson, were based in the United States, where their teenaged sons Michael and Daniel were born, she trained at London's Central School of Speech and Drama.

 

A familiar face for movies such as The Handmaid's Tale, The Comfort of Strangers, Nell and The Parent Trap, Richardson is most noted for her extensive stage career.

 

Theatre accolades began flowing in 1986, when she was dubbed the most promising newcomer by the London Drama Critics Circle for a turn in The Seagull opposite her mother.

 

By 1998, when she starred as Sally Bowles in Sam Mendes' revival of Cabaret, Richardson was awarded a raft of best actress trophies, including Tony, Outer Critics circle and Drama Desk Awards.

 

After starring in a one-night benefit concert performance of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music with her mother in January, Richardson had been slated to reprise the role in a planned upcoming production.

 

She had also been set to star on Broadway in a December revival of August Strindberg's Miss Julie, along with Philip Seymour Hoffman.

 

Actress 'seemed all right'

On Monday afternoon, the 45-year-old Richardson was taking a lesson on a beginner's slope at Mont Tremblant ski resort.

 

The actress, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered what initially appeared to be a benign fall, not hitting anyone or anything else, according to the resort.

 

"She showed no injuries," Mont Tremblant spokeswoman Lyne Lortie told CBC News on Tuesday. "She was talking. She seemed all right. But [the ski patrol] have to follow strict procedures, so they brought her back to the bottom of the slope."

 

Richardson agreed to return to her hotel room, accompanied by the ski patrol and her instructor. About an hour later, she complained of a headache and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, Centre Hospitalier Laurentien in Ste-Agathe. She was eventually transferred to Montreal's larger Sacré-Coeur hospital.

 

Neeson immediately left the Toronto set of the Atom Egoyan film Chloe to join her Monday evening in Montreal.

 

Around midday on Tuesday, the actress was taken by private plane to New York, where the couple lives with their sons.

 

Family members — including the two boys and Richardson's mother, Vanessa Redgrave — were seen arriving at Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hospital on Tuesday evening.

 

c)2009 CBC News (Candian Broadcasting Corp) and Associated Press news wires stories.

 

 

Any reactions? My condolances to her family.B)

Edited by Hudson River

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This is really surprising and shocking. Even on the News at 6 some stations were reporting she was in critical condition at Lenox Hill Hospital, with many saying she was "brain dead".

 

Never saw any of her films, but this sure is saddening news.

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Tragic. Last I heard, at about 7, she had been taken off life support, basically a death sentence... and now she's gone.

 

Man, I loved The Parent Trap... Condolences to the family.

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Tragic. Last I heard, at about 7, she had been taken off life support, basically a death sentence... and now she's gone.

 

Man, I loved The Parent Trap... Condolences to the family.

 

 

Guys now trying to sound 'mean' or insenative at this tragic passing but an important question? Should it now be 'mandtory' everywhere that people ski, hemlets should be required?

 

In last 15 years or so, RFK's son, Sonny Bono(ex husband of Cher) and several more celebrities have also died in ski accidents? I ask this question as hemlets are required for riding a motorcycle. Why not here?

It might have saved her life.:(

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Guys now trying to sound 'mean' or insenative at this tragic passing but an important question? Should it now be 'mandtory' everywhere that people ski, hemlets should be required?

 

In last 15 years or so, RFK's son, Sonny Bono(ex husband of Cher) and several more celebrities have also died in ski accidents? I ask this question as hemlets are required for riding a motorcycle. Why not here?

It might have saved her life.:(

 

Yeah, I noticed that in the article. You're exactly right.

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Sad.

 

Safety equipment should always be worn where people can easily be seriously injured.

 

- A

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it is so horrible to see a talented actress die like this way, but Richardson's death provides two valuable lessons. 1) always use safety gear when doing something extraordinary or dangerous. 2) if you hit your head on anything, no matter how badly it hurts, get help immediately.

 

RIP Natasha Richardson (1963-2009) You will be missed dearly!

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Sad.

 

Safety equipment should always be worn where people can easily be seriously injured.

 

- A

 

That why i AsK you guys IF HEMELETS be mandotory when to ski whether it rookies like her or 30 year world class professionals?

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That why i AsK you guys IF HEMELETS be mandotory when to ski whether it rookies like her or 30 year world class professionals?

 

FYI:it is spelled helmets and mandatory. You must have been sleeping during English class in the 5th grade.:(

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FYI:it is spelled helmets and mandatory. You must have been sleeping during English class in the 5th grade.:(

 

Yup a sleep in 5th Grade English as worst typist. And what scary is that (no joke) i have a Bachelor's College Degree to go with that too. And just a year away from getting my NYS Teaching License.

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it is so horrible to see a talented actress die like this way, but Richardson's death provides two valuable lessons. 1) always use safety gear when doing something extraordinary or dangerous. 2) if you hit your head on anything, no matter how badly it hurts, get help immediately.

 

RIP Natasha Richardson (1963-2009) You will be missed dearly!

IAWTP 100%.

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