Natasha Richardson dies in hospital

Natasha Richardson died this afternoon after she was taken off life support at Lenox Hill Hospital at the request of her family. It was a sudden loss for her family, friends and fans. Alan Nierob, the Los Angeles-based publicist for Richardson’s husband Liam Neeson, confirmed her death in a written statement: “Liam Neeson, his sons (Micheal and Daniel), 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.” Richardson, 45, sustained a fatal brain injury after falling during a skiing lesson on a beginner slope in Quebec on Monday. In addition to her husband and young sons, she is survived by her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, her sister, Joelly Richardson, her aunt, Lynn Redgrave and her uncle, Corin Redgrave, all noted performers.

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  1. twilight fan • March 18, 2009 @ 11:13 PM

    Her family will be in my thoughts and prayers, as they deal with this loss.

  2. Moon • March 18, 2009 @ 11:34 PM

    My condolences to the Richardson family. This is really sad news Natasha Richardson will be missed but never forgotten. R.I.P

  3. ke • March 18, 2009 @ 11:46 PM

    i am genuinely saddened. i never know what to say when a death occurs. ‘sorry’, or ‘it’ll be alright’ or ‘this is so sad’ just don’t seem to do it.

  4. Jo-Anne. • March 19, 2009 @ 8:54 AM

    agree, ke
    For myself, expressing condolences is always difficult, I seem to say the same things and feel it’s never enough…

  5. Dan • March 19, 2009 @ 9:58 AM

    My sincere condolences to her family and friends.

  6. nat • March 19, 2009 @ 11:40 AM

    very sad

  7. Jessie • March 19, 2009 @ 11:51 AM

    This sucks hard. 🙁
    I feel horrible for the family. Her boys especially.

  8. mandee • March 19, 2009 @ 1:15 PM

    🙁 rip.

  9. tributegirl • March 19, 2009 @ 7:17 PM

    RIP Natasha. My thoughts and prayers are with your family now, especially your dear children.

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