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Natasha Richardson Dies Of Epidural Hematoma

Natasha Richardson Dies Of Epidural Hematoma

Natasha Richardson died of a blunt impact to the head, the New York City medical examiner’s office announced on Thursday afternoon.

Medical examiner spokeswoman Ellen Borakove said the cause of the accidental death was “epidural hematoma due to blunt impact to the head.”

The 45-year-old actress was not wearing a helmet when she suffered a head injury after a fall during a private lesson Monday on a beginner’s ski slope in Quebec, Canada.

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# 1
Hugh jackmans lover @ 03/19/2009 at 2:55 pm

Uh am really so sorry for her God Bless Her soul..

# 2

Sorry that happen to her. God be with her.

# 3

What a horrible, random way to die. We all bump our heads all the time, don’t we? You just never know when it’s your time. So Sad.

# 4

tragic loss.
may she rest in peace.

# 5

My symathy to natasha family.may her rest in peace.We all going to miss you.

# 6

this is terrible :(
R.I.P Natasha x

# 7

this is very sad.
she was too young!
amazing actress, my condolences to her family.

# 8

Condolences to the family. Thank you for not posting the pics of the family going to and from the hospital the past few days, Jared. Other sites have been posting them and the poor family was being surrounded by paparazzi during such a sad time. Simply disgusting that they were not given privacy during that time. So, again, thanks for not posting them.

# 9
ajfan2009 @ 03/19/2009 at 3:27 pm

Such a tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with her surviving family.

The ski instructor should not have let her ski without a helmet! This is so sad. I still can’t believe this.

LolaSvelt @ 03/19/2009 at 3:37 pm

Awful. Wonderful stage actress.

It was revealed that only 30% people don’t wear helmets. I think that it will increase, for sure. Though I heard that if you have an accident with a helmet, it’s still dangerous if you fall.

This is so random and tragic. If only she could go back three days. Life is so fickle.

my3musicalnotes @ 03/19/2009 at 4:02 pm

she must have taken quite a spill – these types of injuries don’t happen to people who just “bump their head” as the original report was that “she fell – but it was not a major fall.”

My heart aches for their family. She was a beautiful person with a wonderful heart.

Man, this happened to a girl I knew when I was growing up, too. She got hit with a hockey puck, walked out of the building on her own two feet, and was dead by the end of the next day. It’s so tragic. Just goes to show you should always get yourself checked out, even if you think you’re okay– it doesn’t have to be a lethal injury if you get to it quickly. God bless her family.

i agree with #10.

and i didnt know who she was but i remember seeing the parent trap with her as the mom as a kid. im so sorry for her kids theyre in my thoughts & prayers

it’s so tragic and can’t believe that she’s gone… our thoughts go to her family.

not a lot of people really wear a helmet which i noticed in canada and in europe. i try but it’s more of a hindrance than help – but what happened to Natasha is now making me think twice.

So sad. She was an amazing actress. Loved her in Evening (with her mom!), Maid in Manhattan and Parents Trap. I’m devastated.
Makes you want to not only wear a helmet to play sports, but also to value every single minute you get. One day you’re here, fine, happy; then the next day you’re gone. We will all die, but it’s never easy to hear about someone leaving this world, especially when the person is so young and the death is so tragic.
My prayers go to Liam, the boys, mom, sister, and everyone who loves her. She will be greatly missed.

Too many people make this mistake after a head injury, even if you fill ok you need to get to the emergency ASAP. Too bad about this very special person looks like a few bad decisions on her part and the people at the ski place lead to her untimley passing, my heart is with her family.

May God take her to his arms in heaven.
I’m so so sorry

So sad, I feel so bad for her boys It’s terrible

Lillianne @ 03/19/2009 at 5:02 pm


Loved this woman. A wonderfully talented actress, great wife and mother and she also volunteered extensively for charity. Thoughts and prayers to her family.

mkcutletsmom @ 03/19/2009 at 5:11 pm

During this most diffcult time our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends…

RIP we love you<3

This is too sad,i’ve been watching the news since it happet and now she is dead,so simply??This is insane!!
I’m very sorry especially for her kids :(

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