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Sad News: Actress Natasha Richardson Dies

Actress Natasha Richardson Dies
Film, Stage Star Injured In Ski Accident
POSTED: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
UPDATED: 7:00 pm CDT March 18, 2009

A spokesman for the family of Natasha Richardson said she has died.

Richardson, the wife of Liam Neeson, was critically injured Monday during a skiing accident at Montreal's famed Mont Tremblant resort. She was treated at Sacre-Coeur hospital Monday night and left for the United States Tuesday.

A spokeswoman released a statement earlier saying, "Natasha Richardson fell in a beginners trail while taking a ski lesson at Station Mont Tremblant. She was accompanied by an experienced ski instructor who immediately called the ski patrol. 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."

The release said that as additional precautionary measure, the ski instructor as well as the ski patrol accompanied Richardson to her hotel.

"They again recommended she should be seen by a doctor," the press release said.

"The ski instructor stayed with her at her hotel. Approximately an hour after the incident Mrs. Richardson was not feeling good. An ambulance was called and Mrs. Richardson was brought to the Centre Hospitalier Laurentien in Ste-Agathe and was later transferred to Hopital du Sacre-Coeur."

Richardson, 45, is the daughter of Vanessa Redgrave and sister of actress Joely Richardson. She and Neeson have two sons.

Her film credits include "The Parent Trap" and "The Handmaid's Tale."

She won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1998 for her role in "Cabaret."

Distributed by Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved.

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