Search Search. Menu Sections. Vanessa Redgrave dressed for her lead role in the film "Isadora', talks with her daughter Natasha, in British actress Vanessa Redgrave, center, poses with her daughters actresses Natasha Richardson, left, and Joely Richardson. Vanessa Redgrave and her husband, film director Tony Richardson, with their first child, week-old daughter Natasha, Natasha Richardson was declared dead at the Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan after her condition deteriorated rapidly following a fall at the Quebec resort of Mont Tremblant on Monday.
Throughout yesterday, a number of increasingly grim reports suggested that the year-old actress, who had been married to superstar Ulster actor Neeson for nearly 15 years, was slipping away. With her Ballymena-born husband, mother and sister at her side, Natasha Richardson passed away in a New York hospital last night after a day of increasingly grim reports that she was in a deep coma from which she was unlikely to return.
As reporters and television cameras converged at the main entrance of the Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, family representatives issued a brief statement saying that year-old Ms Richardson had died. All day the silence from both the family and the hospital had seemed ominous, as if confirming the growing numbers of reports that Ms Richardson, who suffered what at first seemed a straightforward fall when skiing on a bunny slope in the Quebec resort of Mont Tremblant on Monday afternoon, was brain dead and beyond recovery.
Natasha Richardson: Tragic Delays After Her Fatal Fall
It appeared that the family was preparing to face the most agonising of all dilemmas — when to end life support. Liam had travelled with her aboard an executive jet from Montreal to New York on Tuesday. He was seen by Canadian reporters crouched inside the ambulance that took her from the Montreal hospital to the plane. His wife was wrapped in blankets with tubes around her face. Ms Richardson had been taking a skiing lesson at Mont Tremblant when the fall happened. At first she stood up, declared herself fit and returned to her hotel room.
She had reportedly travelled to the resort on Sunday with her two teenage boys to ski while Liam worked on the set of his next film, Chloe, in Toronto.
In New York, both Natasha and Liam, whom she married inhad become highly popular regulars on the social and charity season, particular among some Irish-Americans. The actress also secured herself a special place in New York following her widely applauded portrayal of Sally Bowles in the revival of Cabaret infor which was given a Tony Award.
The accident has already igniting fresh debate about skiing and the need or otherwise for adults as well as children to wear helmets. Celebrities mourned the loss of Natasha Richardson as they joined her grieving husband Liam Neeson at a private wake for the actress on Friday.Confusing symptoms and antiquated medical evacuation system may have contributed to the actress's death.
Although her fall may have first appeared minor — she reportedly refused to be taken to hospital at least twice — the head injury she suffered is a type that, if tended to quickly at a qualified trauma center, can often treated successfully — and can just as easily turn fatal if not treated in time.
In such cases, blood from a damaged but still-pumping artery can quickly pool in the brain, creating pressure that must be relieved before irreparable damage is caused. Coderre, who has reviewed dispatch records, tells PEOPLE a member of the ski patrol summoned the first ambulance to the scene at p. The ambulance arrived just after 1 p. Coderre, who has been a paramedic for 28 years and a member of a local ski patrol for eight years, said the paramedics in the ambulance saw Richardson whisk by on the sled without stopping.
Minutes later, their dispatcher called them and said they were free to go because the actress had refused treatment. Skiers are asked to sign a document if they refuse medical treatment. Richardson left the clinic still accompanied by her ski instructor and returned to her suite at the nearby luxury hotel where she was staying. Once there, her condition began to deteriorate. The GM went to see her and said she was going to call an ambulance.
Richardson said she didn t need an ambulance or a doctor — and the GM insisted that an ambulance come and get her. Another call was placed from the hotel to the paramedics at about 3 p. He says Richardson was still lucid and coherent when she spoke to paramedics, but her condition had worsened and there were signs she might be in danger. He called ahead to the hospital to let them know of her condition and he put the siren on. The ambulance carrying Richardson left Mont Tremblant at p.
She arrived there close to 7 p. Coderre s timeline conflicts with a press release issued by the ski resort Tuesday stating that medics were called to Richardson s hotel room about an hour after her fall. The resort did not respond to an email seeking further comment on the sequence of events.
Why had it taken nearly six hours for the patient to arrive at a facility capable of treating her critical needs? Witnesses agree that Richardson herself repeatedly declined to be taken to a hospital.The Taken actor's wife passed away inand the star has revealed he is romantically involved again. Liam Neeson has confirmed he is romantically involved again, seven years after the heartbreak of losing his wife. The Taken star - who tragically lost his wife actress Natasha Richardson after she suffered a head injury in in Canada - has refused to name the lady in case he embarrasses her.
However, he did reveal she is "incredibly famous", and hinted at how he could treat her for Valentine's Day. He told the Irish Sunday Independent: "I'll have to do my best for her. It's amazing how far a simple bunch of freshly picked flowers will go in a lady's life.
The year-old Hollywood A-Lister also revealed that several other ladies may receive a bouquet from him with a note saying "from an Irish admirer". Although Liam is attempting to move on, he did admit that he naturally still feels "grief" over the passing of Natasha in He described her sudden death as "still a touchy subject" and added: "Of course the grief is still there. You do your best". His only reported girlfriend after his wife died was PR executive Freya St Johnston, but the relationship ended two years ago.
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Beloved British actress Natasha Richardson would have turned 55 today, nine years after a seemingly innocuous skiing accident led to her shocking death at 45 years old. Although her fall may have first appeared minor — she reportedly refused to be taken to the hospital at least twice — the head injury she suffered is a type that can turn fatal if not treated in time. Though Richardson initially waved away ambulances sent for her care, she later started showing signs that her condition was worsening.
The actress was evacuated to a hospital in Montreal a few hours later and joined there by Neeson, who had been filming in Toronto and quickly left the set to be by her side. And I went in to her and told her I loved her. All your family and friends will come. Richardson was then flown to New York, where members of her family gathered at her bedside and she ultimately passed.
Her heart, her kidneys and her liver.
And I think she would be very thrilled and pleased by that too, actually. After her death, the iconic actor threw himself into work and has appeared in a whopping 34 movies in the nine years since her death.
He admitted in the 60 Minutes profile that he used work as a way to get through the years following her death and be there for their sons, who are now 22 and You know?
His character in the film deals with the death of his wife and having to care for their young son — six years before he went through the same tragedy.
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Last year in a moving tribute, also attended by Sarah Jessica Parker, the lights on Broadway were dimmed for one minute at around 8pm to honour the star. Richardson performed in several Broadway shows, including Cabaret for which she won a Tony Award in The memorial was held just days after Neeson and Vanessa Redgrave joined friends and family to say their final goodbyes to Vanessa's sister Lynn Redgrave who recently died of breast cancer.
The star of Georgy Girl died on Sunday, May 2 at her home in Kent, Connecticut, surrounded by her children after a long battle with the illness.
At a private funeral, pall bearers carried a basket-weave coffin adorned with flowers through a light drizzle into the First Congregational Church of Kent. Her older sister, Vanessa, was among those attending, along with niece Joely Richardson, and Neeson. Redgrave was buried across the state line in Lithgow, New York, in the same rural cemetery where family members said goodbye to Natasha Richardson in March Still smiling: Vanessa Redgrave manages a radiant smile as she arrives to remember her daughter Natasha.
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Richardson's husband, actor Liam Neeson, and family members were by her side when she died. Her death was announced in a statement released Wednesday evening by Neeson's publicist.
Richardson fell Monday at the Mont Tremblant ski resort in Quebec. She initially appeared fine and joked about the fall, but the ski patrol insisted she see a doctor. Richardson declined, the resort said in a statement Tuesday. Thursday, ABC News learned more details about what happened between when Richardson fell and when she sought medical attention. At p. Monday, the first call to the paramedics was made.
An ambulance arrived at 1 p. Richardson thought she was fine and didn't want to stay at the infirmary. She was back in her room by p.
An ambulance showed up at the hotel exactly ten minutes later. Richardson was conscious but showing signs that made paramedics call the hematology department at the Centre Hospitalier Laurentien in Ste-Agathe, where the ambulance took her. On Wednesday, a Canadian newspaper confirmed that an ambulance was dispatched to the resort right after the accident, but the paramedics were told they were not needed and left.
It can deteriorate in a few hours or a few days," Coderre added. We warn them they can die and sometimes they start to laugh. They don't take it seriously. So was Richardson's sister, Joely Richardson.He then acted in the Arthurian film Excalibur He landed a leading role alongside Patrick Swayze in Next of Kin Neeson rose to prominence when he starred as Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List That experience encouraged him to learn more local history.
I've known guys and girls who have been perpetrators of violence and victims. Protestants and Catholics.
It's part of my DNA. At age nine, Neeson began boxing lessons at the All Saints Youth Club, going on to win a number of regional titles before discontinuing at age Neeson has said of Paisley, "He had a magnificent presence and it was incredible to watch him just Bible-thumping away There was a club trial in Dublinand Neeson played one game as a substitute against Shamrock Rovers FC but was not offered a contract.
After leaving university, Neeson returned to Ballymena, where he worked in a variety of casual jobs, from a forklift operator at Guinness to a truck driver.
He also attended teacher training college for two years in Newcastle upon TyneEngland, before again returning to his hometown. He got his first film experience inplaying Jesus Christ and Evangelist in the religious film Pilgrim's Progress After ExcaliburNeeson moved to London, where he continued working on stage, in small budget films and in television. He lived with the actress Helen Mirren at this time, whom he met working on Excalibur. Neeson guest-starred in the third season of the television series Miami Vice in and moved to Hollywood to star in more high-profile roles in the next year.
Inhe followed this with a starring role in Sam Raimi 's Darkman. Although the film was successful, Neeson's subsequent years did not bring him the same recognition. They also worked together in Nellreleased the following year.
Kevin CostnerMel Gibson and Warren Beatty all expressed interest in portraying Schindler,   the last auditioning but Neeson was cast in December after formally auditioning for the role.
In Keneally's book, it says he was regarded as a kind of a buffoon by them They don't quite take him seriously, and he used that to full effect.