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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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61.

Joy    

65. the montreal gazette is reporting that natasha richardson is brain dead...

2010 days ago
62.

Blogleboy    

She was in a hospital clsoe to Mont-Tremblant, where she was skiing. she got transported to Hospital Sacre-Coeur in Montreal and not New York where they have special doctor for trauma.

thank you

2010 days ago
63.

Check your facts    

Montreal Gazette states that "Some reports say" that she's dead.

However, the BBC says this,

"Internet rumours of Richardson's death were untrue said a family spokesperson. "

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7947826.stm

2010 days ago
64.

Michael Madsen    

The latest I've heard 2:40 ET, is that Natasha has been transferred to an undisclosed location. Hospital sources are not commenting on her condition.

2010 days ago
65.

who has the facts? ME    

Everyone should BOYCOTT Perez Hilton. So obvious he steals his so-called "news" from other unreliable sources. To report a death prematurely is about as sick as it gets. Does he forget that Natasha has a family and small children?? He is disgusting and I will never go to his site again...

2010 days ago
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trix    

omg!!!!! :( i had just read something on people.com that said she was walking around unassisted and laughing for an hour after the accident. i was hoping the ICU admission was just the medical staff being overly cautious because she's a celebrity.

i LOVE her!!! such a talented actress and seemingly a really nice person. what a loss. :(

RIP and condolenses to her family.

2010 days ago
67.

EZ    

If she is brain dead she is alive but will diewhen they take her off lifesupport

2010 days ago
68.

Joy    

A spokesperson for the hospital in Montreal could not confirm whether the actress was still there on Tuesday morning, but suggested her family might make a statement on Wednesday.

2010 days ago
69.

trix    

disregard the RIP comment... next time i'll read more.

hopefully she's going to be ok. my prayers go out to her and her family.

PEREZ, YOU JACKASS, TAKE THAT FIRST POST (THAT SHE DIED) OFF YOUR SITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2010 days ago
70.

Karen Ann    

Per People.com: "She was laughing and joking and she walked to her room on her own," Mont Tremblant spokesperson Catherine Lacasse says.

Brain dead people don't do this nor do people who have critical brain injuries. I wonder what the TRUE story is??!!??

2010 days ago
71.

THE CHILDREN ARE NOT BEING PROPERLY SUPERVISED...PERIOD!    

OMG! I beleive the WORST has happened to this great actress.

2010 days ago
72.

elise    

Why don't you, WAIT until her family wishes to make some type of comment! I had a brain aneurysm 7 years ago, this month...and was in a coma for 45 days! Glad that nobody reported MY death...(Not, that you'd care!) It, simply, takes time to take care of some problems!...Never mind, it's a PERSONAL MATTER!

2010 days ago
73.

DANO    

Wikopedia had shown her as dead with date of death 03/17/09 and has since changed that.

2010 days ago
74.

JB    

This is such terrible news...I am so sorry for Natasha Richardson and her family...My prayers for her recovery are with them all...God bless them at this difficult time.

2010 days ago
75.

bschurb    

Perez and New York Post are NOT saying she is dead, however they are all reporting that she IS in fact brain-dead.

Let's hope for a miracle.

2010 days ago
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