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Natasha Richards Brain Dead After Traumatic Head Injury Following Ski Accident

Natasha Richardson Reportedly Brain Dead

We're very sad to report that Natasha Richardson has apparently been declared brain dead after a traumatic head injury caused by a ski accident. A family friend said "there is no chance" for her and "it's not official yet, but they basically will detach her [from life support]." Along with her own acting career, her husband is Liam Neeson, mother Vanessa Redgrave, and sister Joely Richardson. The past day has been spent swirling with rumors about the actress. She was transported to NY last night to be close to her family who have gathered for a vigil. Our hearts are with her friends and family at this tragic time.

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portionsforfoxes portionsforfoxes 7 years
My condolences. How very sad.
girllovewarrior girllovewarrior 7 years
I heard this two days ago, This is so sad... I remember seeing her and Liam Neeson act together in Nell, which was such a great performance by both. I hope her family have good support, what a loss, brrr horrible.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
pretty or not no one deserves to die in a preventable accident like this, She was a talented woman, a wonderful mother and wife, an asset to both the big screen and stage and I will miss her performances on both. My prayers are with Liam, her boys, her mom and sister right now.
big-dog big-dog 7 years
i liked natasha richardson thought she was great i am sorry for her family lost.
PalezNCmparrisen PalezNCmparrisen 7 years
RIP, Natasha Richardson. Your talents on stage and screen will never be forgotten by many. **silently prays**
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
she was a lovely actress and worked hard to raise funds for AIDS research. my thoughts go out to her family and friends.
sidra5397 sidra5397 7 years
I'm so sorry for her family.
soul-bypass soul-bypass 7 years
I just read the official statement from the family on another site stating that she is in fact, dead. I guess it was true after all. This is so heart breaking, shocking, and sad.
kmckay kmckay 7 years
the ap just reported that she has died. how very tragic- i kept hoping that the 'friends' had reported false news and she would pull through.
renascencern renascencern 7 years
I'm shocked and saddened. She was such a classy, beautiful lady. And she seemed to have such a solid relationship with her husband and family. It's such a shame that these type of tragedies always happen to such good people. God bless her.
kaylensmommy06 kaylensmommy06 7 years
I really hope that her family (especially husband and sons) can get through this extremely difficult time. As a Mom, I can't imagine being taken from my children by such a freak accident. It is just too sad to comprehend. :-(
missz missz 7 years
so heartbreakingly sad. Her family is in our prayers
myfairlady myfairlady 7 years
So very sad and my heart goes out to Liam,the kids and the entire family.
sandy82 sandy82 7 years
I'm still holding out for a statement from the family. I just don't want to believe this. I'm so sad for her family. TBIs, subdural hematomas, aneurysms, etc scare the hell out of me. Natasha is one of my favorite actresses. I've seen her on stage and I've followed her career..she's just plain wonderful. I had an appointment this morning at Lenox Hill and it was insane to see camera crews all along Lexington and 77th and crowded around the main entrances. Keep praying for her.. I hope she pulls through.
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
Oh God, I hope she pulls through. I really, really do. I wish that everyone who published this story waited for the family to actually make a conformation about what happened and what is going on with her.
niqua230 niqua230 7 years
I am going to wait for a official statement! Ted Casa. was saying she was dead last night! Just wait for the real TRUTH don't make up some half-truths and post them!
soul-bypass soul-bypass 7 years
This is so sad. It is just SO incredible. For her to have fallen on the beginner's slope(should've worn a helmet but I guess it doesn't matter now, does it?) and get up, walk it off, laugh it off, go to her cabin or whatever, complain of a headache/not feeling well and at the end of the day she is brain dead?(at least this is what I've read so far). It's not to say I don't believe because I know accidents like this have happened, but it just so SAD and SCARY. You can have an accident and walk away and thank your lucky stars but you really have no idea how hurt you are, you could be a ticking time bomb even if you have NO external injuries. Her loved ones are in my thoughts, I'm my just waiting for the inevitable news/statement now.
gopg8r gopg8r 7 years
Nooooooo!!! This is just awful! Natasha always seemed like such a classy lady. I really hope this isn't right. So sad for all her family and friends!
eastcoastgirl eastcoastgirl 7 years
I don't want this to be true so I am praying hard for a miracle!She has such class and grace.I enjoy her movies and her boys with Liam Neeson are beautiful!I hope for the best!
spicyaroma spicyaroma 7 years
I'm really sad about this :( I really hope she can pull it through *fingers crossed*
PensaGrey PensaGrey 7 years
I hope it isn't accurate and I pray she pulls through.
Amesabelle Amesabelle 7 years
Not that I consider them a news source, but it's posted on People's website and it's rare that they get it wrong. So very sad. Keep them in your prayers.
TiKiBoo TiKiBoo 7 years
love her - one of my all time favourites and she and liam always seemed to be one of those truly magical couples prayers and good wishes go out to their sons and family who must be even more in shock than we are :(
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
So sad.
msshellokitty msshellokitty 7 years
That is so sad.I watched Maid in Manhattan a few days ago and I was thinking how pretty she was.I hope she gets better and I won't believe she is brain dead until there is an official statement from her family.
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