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Natasha Richardson Dead At 45

Natasha Richardson Dead At 45

Natasha Richardson has died, a spokesman for the family said.

The 45-year-old actress suffered brain injuries after a ski accident on a beginner slope in Canada on Monday. The difficult decision to pull her off life support was made this afternoon by family and close friends — Mom Vanessa Redgrave, husband Liam Neeson, aunt Lynn Redgrave, sister Joely Richardson, ex-husband Robert Fox and sons Michael and Daniel.

The following statement was just released: “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.”

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Natasha, her family and friends.

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  • Gino

    This is so sad. =(

  • bdj

    This is so sad and tragic. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

  • Halli

    Oh man. She was so talented, young and beautiful. I’m sorry for Liam Neeson and their family.

  • saddened

    She was a classy lady. God bless her soul.

  • pinkrose

    R I P

  • Johanna

    this is so sad, indeed! i give her family my best wishes!

  • hottest couple ever

    I am feeled with sadness. My heart goes out to her family and friends.

  • marissa

    omg :( :(

  • mz Sass

    This so hard to believe, there have been so many conflicting reports.
    Such a tragedy…very sad.

  • sheryl

    This is terrible news, and my heart goes out to her and her family.

  • mary

    this is a terrible trajedy for her husband, children and other family members. to loose a wife, a mother, a daughter/sister is not something i would wish on anyone. it’s also a double trajedy because this could have been prevented if only she had chosen to wear the helment; as the ski instructor asked her to do.

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  • go sox

    My thoughts and prayers are with Liam and her sons. So very sad.

  • estelle

    My prayers go out to her family. May she rest in peace.

  • fergie ferg

    So young, so sad. RIP, sending strength to her family


    Why would they even pull her off life support so soon? They should have given her some time because you never know. Tough descision but I don’t know if it’s right!

    My prayers are with them!

  • gossip gurl

    I heart Natasha Richardson! What an amazing actress from an equally amazing family!
    This is such a horrible tragedy!

    I can’t stand the New York Post (for many reasons) this time they grind my gears for printing news from unconfirmed sources. We should respect the family, and wait for their official statement. Until then, the news media needs to report on only what they know is fact. It’s hard enough for the family at this time without being bombarded by false or misleading headlines.

  • Luciana

    It’s so sad. I still can’t believe it. My prayers are with all her family and friends…

  • ssa

    Very sad:((((( God be with them all.

  • really

    Natasha is such a pretty lady and very talented. What a tragic accident. God bless her and her family for having to make such a difficult decision.

  • spfxgirl

    My thoughts and prayers are with all her family. She is a beautiful human being.
    Hey JJ, as much as this is a very sad time. It’s nice to see just about evryone agreeing on here for a change.

    God Bless Natasha and her family.


  • eva

    This are sad news, she and Liam Neeson were a rare refined and talented couple in Hollywood. May she rest in peace.

  • skimom

    So very sad, so very tragic. My heart goes out to the family. An amazing women who is too young to die. Thoughts and prayers. May you rest in eternal peace showered in gods love.

  • marci

    If this is true, why would they disconnect her so early? Makes no sense, miracles happen all the time in these cases.

  • samy

    omg :S poor family
    i will pray for her

  • bizzyfingers

    Such a sad day….she will be terribly missed. You never know when it is your time to go…

  • Sam

    bless the family

  • Moo

    So beautiful, so young, so full of life, so tragic.

  • pokeman

    love her in parent traps trap. she was elegant as elizabeth james

  • dawne

    For those questioning her being taken off life support…….brain death is irreversible…..she is dead, machines are just keeping her heart beating. There is no hope in this situation.

  • saddened

    She was so good in “Parent Trap”. This is so sad!

  • pop86

    My prayers goes out to her family.

  • Jules

    My prayers go out to her family.

  • lindsay

    omg this is sooo sad… my prayers are with her and her family

  • undone

    ‘According to a source at the New York Post’….are you serious? Gossip columnists are now acceptable spokespeople for celebrities and their families?


    So sad.
    I saw Leam Neesan, her hubbies movie, Taken, last night. The movie is really good. Then I got home and heard about his wife, I was very saddened with this news. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • susan

    so sad!! god bless her!!!

  • Twi

    So sad! I know that brain dead means dead but they could’ve waited at least a week….hope for a miracle.

  • dabu

    undone @ 03/18/2009 at 7:37 pm

    Liz Smith, the gossip columnist, is tied closely into the Broadway gossip and knows anyone who is anyone. That is what people are taking seriously not the NY Post.

  • Nicole

    I really feel bad for her and her family. Life is so fragile sometimes.

  • heather

    Many prayers for the family at this difficult time!

  • snowy

    such a sad news.
    may she rest in peace.

  • janet

    So sad, She was so fabulous, I thought she was so funny in Maid in Manhattan with Jennifer lopez.

  • Audrina tyler

    this is just so sad. she was such an amazing actress.i loved her so much in the parent trap:[

  • Daisy

    Just announced on CNN that she has died. So sad!

  • Lisa too

    CNN just announced that she passed away. So sad….

  • Layla

    Yes very sad indeed. my deepest condolences go out to the family.
    RIP Dear Natasha.

  • mg519

    CNN just reported that a family statement has announced her death. RIP.

  • k

    RIP Natasha. You’ll be missed.