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Natasha Richardson Flown to New Hospital

3/17/2009 2:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Natasha RichardsonUPDATE 2:00 PM ET -- The hospital tells TMZ Richardson is sedated and suffering from brain swelling -- but, contrary to some reports, is not brain dead. We can't confirm the accuracy of the hospital's statements, or the other reports circulating the web -- fact is, right now we just don't know.

UPDATE: 1:37 PM ET -- We're told Richardson's jet was scheduled to take off from Montreal-Trudeau Airport. A rep for the airport said the jet is either still there or has just taken off.

We're told Natasha Richardson has been transported from the hospital in Canada via ambulance. CTV says she boarded a private jet -- we do not know where the jet has gone, but we believe it's New York City.

Richardson was accompanied by a medic team for the flight.

Story developing ...


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2013 days ago


This is so sad but according to perez hilton, she has passed away... :(

2013 days ago


perez hilton is reporting that she has passed away

2013 days ago


It sounds weird. I just read she died on another site.Do you suppose they were flying her body home?I just cannot believe they would transfer her if she were critical.

2013 days ago


There are reports she passed away....are these not true?

2013 days ago


Another site just posted that she had died.

2013 days ago


Perez hilton is reporting that she died>>> Is this true?

2013 days ago


The NY Post is reporting she's brain dead.

2013 days ago

Michael Madsen    

From Perez Hilton:This is so horribly tragic!

Natasha Richardson has passed away after her fatal skiing accident in Canada on Monday.

Although public reports have not yet confirmed it, sources close to Richardson’s family and friends tell say they have already been told the awful news: she did not survived the accident, Time Out New York is reporting.

Such a devastating loss of a gifted actress at a young age. She was on a beginner slope! And, after the accident, she was said to be talking and walking.

So sad. So so sad.

Natasha was just 45 years old.

She is survived by her husband, actor Liam Neeson, and two adolescent sons, as well as mother Vanessa Redgrave and sister Joely Richardson.

Our thoughts go out to her entire family.

Rest in peace.

2013 days ago


There is NO Way a hospital would let a critically ill brain injury patient fly back on a private jet unless she were either completely brain dead, or she passed away and they were flying her body back.

2013 days ago


I'd always believe TMZ over Perez, but we'll see. . .

2013 days ago


She's dead. I know friends of friends. They are bringing her body back so they can have the funeral in New York. So sad.

2013 days ago

who has the facts? ME    

I have a feeling it's not good...too many conflicting reports. "She boarded a private jet" What, did she walk on herself?? Some have said she has passed, I can't believe so many outlets would report her death if it were not true. I hope the reports are premature, but it doesn't sould good. I think maybe she had an aneurysm or some kind of brain trauma prior to the ski fall...
Hope for the best and thoughts to the family and espescially her two little boys...

2013 days ago


I just read she had passed away. Can anyone confirm this?

2013 days ago


I've read these reports also, can't imagine a critically ill patient being allowed to fly. I wonder if the brain injury actually caused the fall and not the other way around? A hemorrhage or something? Anyway, thoughts are with her and her family

2013 days ago
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