Wednesday, March 18, 2009

RIP Natasha Richardson

Natasha Richardson, a film star, Tony-winning stage actress and a member of the famed Redgrave acting family, has died. She was 45.

Liam Neeson and his family have just released the following statement :

"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."

Richardson died after suffering injuries in a fall on a ski slope at a Quebec resort about 80 miles northwest of Montreal.

According to a statement from the resort, Station Mont Tremblant, Richardson fell on a beginners' trail Monday during a lesson.

At the time, Richardson was accompanied by a ski instructor, who called the ski patrol, the statement said. "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."

Richardson, accompanied by the 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 she was transferred to Hopital du Sacre-Coeur in Montreal.

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

source - cnn

1 comment:

coffee maker said...

Natasha Richardson really was a charming actress; she will be missed