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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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16.

legal beagle    

Possibly bringing her to New york to harvest her organs for transplant, if she really is dead. More likely she is still technically alive but brain dead and on life support. pretty stupid not wearing a helmet when sking. Many people die on the slopes.

1942 days ago
17.

Heidi    

Dead or alive, please update??????

1942 days ago
18.

Party 'till you die!    

Piggez is reporting through a source that she died?

1942 days ago
19.

DyFus.com    

Perez is claiming that she is already dead...hope it's not the case.

1942 days ago
20.

mecat    

I also read on another site that she had passed. My prayers go out to her family.

1942 days ago
21.

Kristen    

How sad for the family to read this if she is still alive. I think it is sad not to wait for the family to announce this. I can't imagine how they feel I hope the press will let the grieve in private that means you TMZ we don't need 10 min updates on evay detail like you always do. My prayers are with her family.

1942 days ago
22.

nnl    

I grew up in a rural area and people with head injuries were always flown to larger hospitals. If the person is stable, they should be fine to transport.

1942 days ago
23.

Party 'till you die!    

Just for info, if she was one a plane, it was a Lifeflight type of plane, which is basically a flying Intensive Care Unit-and that isn't an exaggeration! I know because I worked on an Advanced Life Support ground ambo (very rare) and many of our patients were taken off planes on full life support. TMZ just managed to state it in a very confusing way. Surprised..?

1942 days ago
25.

baby girl    

The New York Post is reporting that she's brain dead.

1942 days ago
26.

Analog Heart    

NATASHA RICHARDSON HAS NOT DIED. SHE IS STILL ALIVE.

The death reports were false. Perez Hilton just posted.

1942 days ago
27.

Party 'till you die!    

Now he had to rescind the story! What a dumbass!!!

1942 days ago
28.

Analog Heart    

She is supposedly brain dead. And it is said that she will not survive.

1942 days ago
29.

TSB    

PH outed his source since they were wrong. lol!

1942 days ago
30.

Keara    

again perez was wrong!

1942 days ago
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