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Natasha Richardson Suffers Ski Accident

Natasha Richardson Suffers Ski Accident

Actress Natasha Richardson suffered a skiing accident on Monday at Mount Tremblant ski resort in Quebec, Canada.

According to sources from Fox, the 45-year-old actress is brain dead and will be transported to New York City where she will be taken off life support.

A representative from the family is expected to release a statement on Wednesday.

Natasha‘s husband is actor Liam Neeson. They have two sons, Michael, 12 and Daniel, 11.

Our prayers and thoughts are with Natasha, friends and family.

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  • chels

    omg.. so she is going to die or what? idont understand..
    my prayers to heer:-(

  • Vera

    So so sad :(
    I wonder if she’s passed & that’ll be announced tmrw.
    I loved her style & her accent & her ladylike attitude.
    my prayers are with the family & her.

  • cutie

    so sad :-( my prayers are with her and her family!

  • Mindy

    I’ve heard so many conflicting reports about this. What’s going on? It’s just so sad.

  • Cali

    Wow, how horrible. My prayers go out to her friends and family.


    VERY SAD NEWs My prayers are also with her family,friends , Shes also in my prayers.

  • Lea


    The truth however, is that NOTHING – NO OFFICIAL STATEMENT – has been officially released in concern to her actual condition.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family in that she makes a speedy recovery – how ever she may be.

  • taylorswiftfan

    Wow Jared do you even work? The biggest story of the day and this is when you post! Absolutely nothing new.

    I respect waiting to get the facts however you’re really lagging. I guess you were too busy palling around with Ed Westwick.

    I pray Natasha makes it out alive and hope this sends a strong message to wear protection! You should definitely be using a helmet when skiing.

  • thank you LEA

    THANK YOU Lea! I have also heard/read the same- and that there may be brain swelling, but NOT BRAIN DEAD ..
    I am praying that we are both correct. I choose to believe the postitive reports and pray they are correct.
    I know that news sources may mean well, but there are so many conflicting reports and rumours all over the place, people are confused and upset.

    I guess it is so typical for rumours to fly at horrible incidents like this. I also heard she may have flown to Boston for medical care – which is closer to Montreal.
    Anyway, I am not sure whose sources/family friends are correct and who are not. I am just praying that she gets through this. GOD bless her and her family.

  • alicia

    I never listen to Fox News on anything! My prayers are with Natasha and her family. I am definitely waiting for word to come down from her family and rep.

  • a total fan

    My prayer to the family. she was injured and needs our prayers.


    This is awful! and the worst is for her family and hearing all these tabloids make inaccurate news! Perez Hilton said she was dead! Others are saying she’s brain dead, and some are saying she suffered no brain damage & is doing ok! For God’s sake, I wish they would say nothing until we get a clear statement. Can you imagine the family if they read this on the news! Saying she’s dead or brain damaged & she’s not! That is not ok! I found out from the news on TV that my brother died! He died of a scuba accident. Before, my sister could call me the news blasted his name & pic on TV! I was in complete shock & so upset that these news people don’t care about the family! They didn’t even wait until have of my family knew about his death! New can be so cruel about delivering bad news !!!!!!

  • ASHI


  • a total fan
  • Jessica

    So sad.
    Her and her family are in my prayers.

  • Liz

    Oh man this sucks!!!!!! She is a wonderful actress. My prayers go out to her and her family!!!!!!

  • stella

    ughh so sad, I know exactly how she feels. Because 2 months ago my dad had a horrific accident at work and fell from a ladder… 2 days later he was also declared brain dead and we had to take him off life support. I completely understand the pain, sadness, and emptiness that her family is going to endure the next following weeks/years…. its extremely devastating to lose someone you love in a freak accident. Unfortunately, I have experienced that this year.

  • susan c

    Have to wonder how good the hospital care was in Canada. Did they not treat the swelling? My thoughts and prayers are with Natasha and her family.

  • Anna

    my prayers are with her family–i really hope she’s okay. but you must admit that the circumstances of all the hospital transfers point to bad news. if she were in critical condition, they wouldn’t have transferred her. if she was transferred because she needed neurosurgery, they probably would’ve moved her to columbia, which is highly ranked for the field….=(

  • Katie

    I really hope she will make it. She’s such a beautifully talented woman it would be so tragic if she passes. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family.

  • boogie

    oh, so very sad.

    hope this is not true…but, I googled it and found many articles from different sources…the same story.

  • Rose

    I was a huge fan of hers in The Parent Trap. I was shocked when i read this this morning. Its so sad :( My prayers are with her family.

  • maryanne

    Sorry to hear that Stella. :(

  • suzette

    ooh my god now THIS was a huge shock :|
    i usually don’t do praying, but tonight i will

  • sorry Stella

    I am so sorry to hear about your dad, Stella.
    Condolences and prayers to you and your family.

  • cocoa

    i loved her in parent trap. so sad for her and her family.

  • T!

    I did not know that she was married to Liam Neeson and have kids that age. They are obviously a couple who know how to guard their privacy and their kids. I hope she recovers, all the best to the family.
    Did’nt Sonny Bono and one of the Kennedys die in ski accidents, people should def wear helmets!!!!!

  • berry

    very sad. great actress and beautiful lady – inside and out. i hope it isn’t true and that she recovers.

  • Heather

    My thoughts and prayers are with Natsha and her family.

  • Vera

    yeah…the transporting to NYC is very suspicious.

  • lubee

    luf her personality and awesome actressss


  • pizza

    my prayers to them all,,,(sob)

  • isla m

    My prayers are with Natasha and her family. I wish the media would respect the family and “the facts” of the accident. Suffering from a brain injury is horrific, as I speak from experience.

  • Jenny a

    i was brain dead for a while when i had a brain injury
    if i wasnt on life support i would have died. i was in acoma for 11 days then they took me off life support. so i dont think that they should take her off it
    cuz it supports your life

  • Ella E

    So sad, either way it goes. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her loved ones.

  • gerard Vandenberg


  • Amanda

    I have been seeing this all over the internet. WWTDD posted a thing from OK magazine saying she was dead already. They retracted it…which led me to believe that they were just making it sound worse then it really way. I figured she was just in an accident and would be better in time. I really hope she doesnt die. She seemed like a really nice person when I saw her in Top Chef this past season.

  • so sorry

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Alison

    How terribly sad. I hope she will be OK, though it sounds grim.

  • Maria

    i loved her on The Parent Trap.
    There’s so many conflicting news but Ted Casablancas made a good point on E-online blog. You can’t be on a plane if you have brain swelling because of cabin pressure. Natasha was flown to nyc which means she is brain-dead as rumors reported.
    This is so sad. My prayers are with her family and friends.

  • zzzz

    JJ, please remove the comment about her being brain dead-this is apparently a rumor, and a very cruel one for Natasha’s family. I hope she will be okay-she’s a wonderful , talented actress and seems to be very happy with Liam.

  • Anon

    Sometimes they will put a patient into a medically induced coma if there is brain swelling to give the brain a chance to go back to normal. They may also need to operate because if there is swelling, they usually do something to relieve the pressure. They might also need to operate if there was internal bleeding or if there is a blood clot. All of these things are treatable depending on where the injury is located on her brain and also where or not the brain stem is damaged.

    I wouldn’t trust Fox news if they told me the sun rises in the east!
    I would trust TMZ before I trusted Fox. The only reason to move someone with a head injury is if it is a really short trip, which it is from Montreal to NYC, only an hour and they can fly low. and if they want a surgeon in the US to do the operation. It is very unusual tho and it bothers me that they did it. They would want to keep her stable. Unless there is no hope. They may run more tests and then in a few days if there is no change they will turn off the machines. So sad.

  • emma

    Very sad news. Prayers go out to Natasha and her family. I adore her in the Parent Trap.

  • Susan

    I don’t think any of the reports on her condition are official. No one knows for sure. Let’s hope she pulls through. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. Hang in there.

  • boogie

    ..not sure…but, maybe she has been declared brain dead…and they are flying her home so her boys can say good bye before they remove her from life support.

    hope it is not true though-

  • Slim

    She will be fine. Good young people don’t just die over nothing. Besides, everyone is praying for her.
    Jared, I have lots of complaints on this post: first, this has been the greatest news of the day and you only post it NOW?
    Second, you forgot Natasha’s famous family, including Oscar-winning mother Vanessa Redgrave

  • Jaguar

    My thoughts are with them, I hope she will be okay.

  • babybabybaby

    This is horrible. Sending out prayers to Natasha and her family, and also to Stella post 17.

  • boogie


    I would not call this ” the greatest news” !! ??

  • Shawna

    #34 – you can’t have been brain dead. You can have a brain injury but once you are brain dead you will never recover. That is a fact.

    #36 – please go away with your idiotic comments

    #46 – that has to be one of the stupidest things I’ve ever heard! Good young people die every day. I’m hoping that you are either a) a child, or b) delayed in some way, because there is no way an adult is actually that dumb.