Natasha Richardson died

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    Natasha Richardson dies at 45 after ski accident

    NEW YORK – Natasha Richardson, a gifted and precocious heiress to acting royalty whose career highlights included the film "Patty Hearst" and a Tony-winning performance in a stage revival of "Cabaret," died Wednesday at age 45 after suffering a head injury from a skiing accident.
    Alan Nierob, the Los Angeles-based publicist for Richardson's husband Liam Neeson, confirmed her death in a written statement.
    "Liam Neeson, his sons, and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Natasha," the statement said. "They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time."
    The statement did not give details on the cause of death for Richardson, who suffered a head injury when she fell on a beginner's trail during a private ski lesson at the luxury Mont Tremblant ski resort in Quebec. She was hospitalized Tuesday in Montreal and later flown to a hospital in New York City.
    Family members had been seen coming and going from the New York hospital where Richardson was reportedly taken.
     
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    Bummer. It all happened so quickly.
     
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    My prayers go out to her husband and family. In the hustle and bustle of life we tend to forget that we are all one heartbeat away.
     
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    Great advice. A solid reference point when making decisions. Is anything more precious than time?
    Could have been an aneurysm etc. Totally unrelated to the fall.
    carpe diem
     
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    Very sad.

    You're out enjoying life, learning new things, and then.................


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    Always thought that falling down a hill with a pair of modified barrel staves tied to your feet was a really dangerous hobby...

    Condolences to friends and family
     
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    I never wore a helmet skiing, but more and more people are. It makes sense. I think I'll start.

    Our thoughts go out to her family.
     
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    If you hit your head hard enough to cause it to slam into the inside of your skull, there's not a helmet on the planet that will help you with that. But of course, you know that. Helmets too often give a false sense of security IMO. However, I myself always wear mine while riding my motorcycle.

    Sad and tragic indeed.
     
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    True...but a helmet does help, more due to the padding then the hard shell. The soft padding helps to slow your head down just a slight bit upon impact when it is rapidly decelerating.
     
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    However the extra weight ain't real helpful in dealing with the whiplash--ow my neck.
     

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