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Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by tboy1(m): 2:57am On Mar 19, 2009
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Natasha Richardson, a film star, Tony-winning stage actress and member of the famed Redgrave acting family, died Wednesday after suffering injuries in a ski accident, according to a family statement. She was 45.


Natasha Richardson fell on a beginners' slope in Canada.
Richardson, wife of actor Liam Neeson, was injured Monday in a fall on a ski slope at a Quebec resort about 80 miles northwest of Montreal.

Richardson's family released a statement saying, "Liam Neeson, his sons, and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Natasha. They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time."

According to a statement from Mont Tremblant Ski Resort, Richardson fell during a lesson on a beginners' trail. 

"She did not show any visible sign of injury, but the ski patrol followed strict procedures and brought her back to the bottom of the slope and insisted she should see a doctor," the statement said.

Richardson, accompanied by her instructor, returned to her hotel, but about an hour after the fall was "not feeling good," the statement said. An ambulance was called, and Richardson was taken to a local hospital before being transferred to Hopital du Sacre-Coeur in Montreal. From there she was transferred to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

Richardson was practically born to perform. Her grandfather, Sir Michael Redgrave, was a famed British actor. Her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, is an Oscar-winning actress, and her father, the late director Tony Richardson, helmed such films as "Look Back in Anger," "The Entertainer" and the Oscar-winning "Tom Jones."

But being part of a family of actors wasn't always easy for Richardson. Her parents divorced when she was 4 and her mother, involved in controversial political causes, gave away a lot of money, putting the family in financial straits, according to the BBC.

Then there was the family heritage, of which Richardson once said, "Though my name opened doors it didn't get me work, and a lot of pressure comes from having a mother who is considered one of the greatest actresses of her generation," the BBC reported.  Watch Richardson talk about working with her mom »

Richardson's first film role was a bit part in her father's "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1968), made when she was 4. After a handful of roles through her teens and early 20s, she broke through as Mary Shelley in Ken Russell's film "Gothic," and followed that up as Patty Hearst in Paul Schrader's 1988 film of the same name.

Richardson's other notable films included "The Handmaid's Tale" (1990); the TV movie "Zelda" (1993); "Nell" (1994), alongside Neeson, whom she married in 1994; the 1998 remake of "The Parent Trap"; and "Wild Child" (2008).

But some of Richardson's greatest successes were on the stage. At 22, she played opposite her mother and Jonathan Pryce in a London production of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull"; the performance earned her the London Drama Critics' most promising newcomer award.

She won a Tony for her performance as Sally Bowles in the 1998 revival of "Cabaret" and earned raves for her Blanche DuBois in a 2005 production of "A Streetcar Named Desire." She was scheduled to perform in a revival of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music" this year, following a January benefit performance of the show.

She and Neeson have two children, Michael and Daniel. Richardson was married to Robert Fox from 1990 to 1994.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/03/18/obit.richardson/index.html#cnnSTCText

May her soul Rest In Peace 
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by spikedcylinder: 9:26am On Mar 19, 2009
Such a shame. sad
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by larayat(f): 9:41am On Mar 19, 2009
awwwwwww, may her soul restin peace
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by iice(f): 4:04pm On Mar 19, 2009
So shocking to me. My heart breaks for her family sad
RIP.
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by wunmilyn(f): 4:10pm On Mar 19, 2009
so sad may her so rest in peace
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by Nobody: 5:01pm On Mar 19, 2009
It's so saddening. To think how many times I've fallen and hit my head and took it as something ordinary. God save us.
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by DeReloaded: 5:02pm On Mar 19, 2009
Some people believe she should have been kept on life support longer
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by osisi2(f): 5:05pm On Mar 19, 2009
I remember her from the redone " parent's trap"
How sad
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by lucabrasi(m): 6:20pm On Mar 19, 2009
stillwater:

It's so saddening. To think how many times I've fallen and hit my head and took it as something ordinary. God save us.
was thinking similar thoughts as well.
@post
may her soul r.i.p but i personally think an autopsy should be carried out as the accident isnt enough to kill her
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by spikedcylinder: 6:48pm On Mar 19, 2009
lucabrasi:

may her soul r.i.p but i personally think an autopsy should be carried out as the accident isnt enough to kill her

An accident isn't enough to kill her? Did I just read that? Whats enough to kill her then? A bomb?

I remember her from Maid in Manhattan as well. sad
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by Classigal(f): 7:15pm On Mar 19, 2009
spikedcylinder:

An accident isn't enough to kill her? Did I just read that? Whats enough to kill her then? A bomb?

I remember her from Maid in Manhattan as well. sad


ha ha!! smiley

May her soul rest in the bosom of the Lord
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by JJYOU: 7:25pm On Mar 19, 2009
spikedcylinder:

An accident isn't enough to kill her? Did I just read that? Whats enough to kill her then? A bomb?

I remember her from Maid in Manhattan as well. sad

being nigerian he his probably looking at the ma in law or some girl friend of the husband. it always has to be some forces other than natural accidents to the nigerian mind.

you see why we progress so fast in the country
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by lucabrasi(m): 10:09pm On Mar 19, 2009
spikedcylinder:

An accident isn't enough to kill her? Did I just read that? Whats enough to kill her then? A bomb?

I remember her from Maid in Manhattan as well. sad

if you dont have anything sensible to say,i suggest you shut your pie hole if you dont want me to start on you,trust me you dont want me to undecided
next time,ask for clarification before jumping in blindfolded,if you have listened to the news in full,you would have realised that she only had a routine fall which was not enough to hurt her talk less of resulting in a fatality,hence the epsculation that it could have been another health issue that was triggered of!!
JJYOU:

being nigerian he his probably looking at the ma in law or some girl friend of the husband. it always has to be some forces other than natural accidents to the nigerian mind.

you see why we progress so fast in the country
dude,i remember a lady saying you are a man of GOD in an old thread in the politics section,in view of that ill give you that benefit of doubt,but i promise you that if you push me, ill respectfully give you a little tiny piece of my mind and trust me it wont be as clean as this version,as for what i meant, read the reply above and a brief advice,please read,digest and assimilate news articles before making comments,most importantly it wont hurt to ask for clarification before going off on a tangent
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by DeReloaded: 10:11pm On Mar 19, 2009
when did you become so nasty?
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by mohawkchic(f): 2:50am On Mar 20, 2009
~I've been following the news since the accident,So gutted she had to die . . . it was said she laughed off the accident & was fine  . . .May Her Soul RIP

~I belive the reason to be Brain INjury that may have seem like she was okay after the fall but later proved to be fatal . . .
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by Afam4eva(m): 5:03am On Mar 20, 2009
RIP natasha
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by tpia: 5:11am On Mar 20, 2009
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Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by maedan(f): 5:24am On Mar 20, 2009
lucabrasi:

if you dont have anything sensible to say,i suggest you shut your pie hole if you dont want me to start on you,trust me you dont want me to undecided
next time,ask for clarification before jumping in blindfolded,if you have listened to the news in full,you would have realised that she only had a routine fall which was not enough to hurt her talk less of resulting in a fatality,hence the epsculation that it could have been another health issue that was triggered of!!dude,i remember a lady saying you are a man of GOD in an old thread in the politics section,in view of that ill give you that benefit of doubt,but i promise you that if you push me, ill respectfully give you a little tiny piece of my mind and trust me it wont be as clean as this version,as for what i meant, read the reply above and a brief advice,please read,digest and assimilate news articles before making comments,most importantly it wont hurt to ask for clarification before going off on a tangent

if you listened to the news properly, u'll discover that the seemingly routine fall caused damage to her internally which noone realised till it was too late. For those who've fallen and hit their heads several times n survived, thank God. smiley. It was the internal head injury, and not the fall in itself, that caused her death. She was a beautiful woman, may she RIP.
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by spikedcylinder: 10:47am On Mar 20, 2009
lucabrasi:

if you dont have anything sensible to say,i suggest you shut your pie hole if you dont want me to start on you,trust me you dont want me to undecided
next time,ask for clarification before jumping in blindfolded,if you have listened to the news in full,you would have realised that she only had a routine fall which was not enough to hurt her talk less of resulting in a fatality,hence the epsculation that it could have been another health issue that was triggered of!!

I had something sensible to say and it came in form of a question which in your ignorance, you have refused to answer. How can anyone insinuate that an accident is not enough to kill a person? Talk less of a head injury? Where are you from? Bizzaro world? undecided
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by JJYOU: 11:06am On Mar 20, 2009
lucabrasi:

!dude,[b]i remember a lady saying you are a man of GOD in an old thread in the politics section,[/b]in view of that ill give you that benefit of doubt,but i promise you that if you push me, ill respectfully give you a little tiny piece of my mind and trust me it wont be as clean as this version,as for what i meant, read the reply above and a brief advice,please read,digest and assimilate news articles before making comments,most importantly it wont hurt to ask for clarification before going off on a tangent
i didnt notice that. thankfully i am not a man of the devil. counsel noted. you dont need to be all worked up over small matter on NL.
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by lucabrasi(m): 2:38pm On Mar 20, 2009
DeReloaded:

when did you become so nasty?
i beg your pardon?
did you read the comments i responded to??
tpia:

see him huffing and puffing!

This one that even before you start with him his feelings have already been hurt!!!

Though that hasnt stopped him from raising ruckuses here and there!

what are you on about now??
who says my feelings are hurt,is the woman a member of my family?
maedan:

if you listened to the news properly, u'll discover that the seemingly routine fall caused damage to her internally which noone realised till it was too late. For those who've fallen and hit their heads several times n survived, thank God. smiley. It was the internal head injury, and not the fall in itself, that caused her death. She was a beautiful woman, may she RIP.
again,you like the others are going off on a tangent and i really dont understand the purpose of this,the news said it was a routine fall which happens all the time on the training ski trail and an ambulance was turned away bla bla,all i said was that an autopsy should be done before she is buried to asertain the cause of her death,as it is obvious that both the doctors and the general public including everyone here, are talking in the realm of speculation,the only competent person that can say what killed her for sure,is a neurosurgeon after autopsy
spikedcylinder:

I had something sensible to say and it came in form of a question which in your ignorance, you have refused to answer. How can anyone insinuate that an accident is not enough to kill a person? Talk less of a head injury? Where are you from? Bizzaro world? undecided
im sorry, but out of the whole idiotic and infantille frippery you are waxing,the only word that makes any sense to me is the word "sensible"if you had done what any sensible individual would have done,you would have simply pointed it out,giving me a chance to either stick to my point,correct myself,or clarify myself,but no you had to come at me with perjorative comments to show how intelligent you are while in fact you are as hollow upstairs as a fully stick of blue cheese,however to make things less complicated ill come wayyyyy down to your level

1.what i said was simply that,that the sequence of events leading up to the fall,didnt seem enough to kill her, hence an autopsy should be done to be sure.
as others who saw the news have commented,unlike yourself she got up and was acting normal for a while,not only that the ambulance was turned away in the mistaken beliefe that she was ok,and like i said before i know people who have had similar falls on skiing holidays with no side effects,so what exactly is your point??
2.in a situation such as this,an autopsy is a proper way to go so as to eliminate any lingering doubts and to make sure it is not an hybernating genetic condition that his children or family needs to be examined for,but in your crass ignorance,you r waxing idiotic thinking a put down is the best reply to my comment,im from planet earth thank you very much,you r the one that needs a ct scan to make sure all the wires upstairs are evenly connected.
JJYOU:

i didnt notice that. thankfully i am not a man of the devil. counsel noted. you dont need to be all worked up over small matter on NL.
ok then,just remember i give fair warning when i am being attacked for no reason before stepping to people,i wasnt getting all worked up sir,i made a simple comment and you went off on one about nigerians and their diabolic mindset when i meant the complete opposite, now who was getting worked up?
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by spikedcylinder: 3:16pm On Mar 20, 2009
Hmmn. . . . how did I attack you again? How did I put you down? If there is any attacking here, you're doing it. I asked : If you don't think an accident can kill a human, what can? A bomb? How does that attack your person? Is your middle name bomb? Either that or you have deep self esteem issues. undecided
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by Nobody: 5:51pm On Mar 20, 2009
if you listened to the news properly, u'll discover that the seemingly routine fall caused damage to her internally which noone realised till it was too late. For those who've fallen and hit their heads several times n survived, thank God. . It was the internal head injury, and not the fall in itself, that caused her death. She was a beautiful woman, may she RIP.

True, but isn't it the fall that led to the internal head injury? So blame the fall too.

1.what i said was simply that,that the sequence of events leading up to the fall,didnt seem enough to kill her, hence an autopsy should be done to be sure.

We discussed this in class and my lecturer said the same thing.
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by larayat(f): 9:04pm On Mar 20, 2009
nigerians n manupulations.such a pitful end n all una go say is brag over sumbody' death, such a shame, hun.
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by Pepeye(f): 9:07pm On Mar 20, 2009
@ topic

Gone too soon

RIP
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by MrCrackles(m): 9:09pm On Mar 20, 2009
Tragic!
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by maedan(f): 9:18pm On Mar 20, 2009
stillwater:

True, but isn't it the fall that led to the internal head injury? So blame the fall too.

We discussed this in class and my lecturer said the same thing.



like i said, the fall in itself did not kill her. It was not the ordinary fall, but the fact that she hit her head when she fell that caused the fatal injury. I don't mean to argue, but like lucabrasi said, pple fall all the time n dont die. But u're right, she fell,which led to the turn of events that has made Liam Neeson a widower. It touches us so much n that's why we're making a topic of it . . . .
larayat:

nigerians n manupulations.such a pitful end n all una go say is brag over sumbody' death, such a shame, hun.
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by SeanT21(f): 9:24pm On Mar 20, 2009
RIP Natasha!!

God take care of Natasha until her family gets there.
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by lucabrasi(m): 11:55pm On Mar 20, 2009
spikedcylinder:

Hmmn. . . . how did I attack you again? How did I put you down? If there is any attacking here, you're doing it. I asked : If you don't think an accident can kill a human, what can? A bomb? How does that attack your person? Is your middle name bomb? Either that or you have deep self esteem issues. undecided

spikedcylinder:

I had something sensible to say and it came in form of a question which in your ignorance, you have refused to answer. How can anyone insinuate that an accident is not enough to kill a person? Talk less of a head injury? Where are you from? Bizzaro world? undecided
this is your insultive comment and a put down as well,without even mentioning the very first comment you made,where i warned you that i dont take kindly to people verbally attackn me,your first two comments to me will suffice to answer your question as to where you have attacked or insulted me
stillwater:



We discussed this in class and my lecturer said the same thing.


exactly,all i was sayn is that it best to be absolutely sure that she died from that rather than assumptions without an indepht medical autopsy
Re: Natasha Richardson Dies After Ski Fall by saraj(f): 1:31am On Mar 23, 2009
Beautiful woman and great actress. May her soul rest in peace.

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