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Natasha -- Only a Matter of Time?

3/18/2009 9:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Natasha Richardson may be alive, but only in the most technical of medical terms, according to various reports.

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Family friends are telling a variety of news sources Richardson is in fact brain dead and it is just a matter of time. Richardson's family, including her aunt Lynn Redgrave, her mother Vanessa, sister Joely Richardson, and her children Michael and Daniel visited Natasha at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC last night.

Natasha suffered a critical brain injury after falling on a ski slope Monday.

Story developing ...

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61.

enuf    

I would hope that any photos of family members coming and going were taken with a LONG range lens-I am really hoping the paps were kept a good distance away from any entrance. They are celebrities, but at this excruciating time, their LAST thought should be how to handle the press. The media reports yesterday of her death were examples of jackal mentality and wanting to be 'first' with the story-it was abominable reporting by some. Back off and wait for an official statement from the family. PS-I agree-KZ-you really ARE a moron...

1955 days ago
62.

sickened    

WOW leave the family alone you vultures. The photos are unnecessary, cruel and are probably making this a lot harder. They dont owe us anything - they may be actors but being actors does not mean they owe us information about their health or that they have agreed to put themselves or their kids on the spotlight at times like these.

TMZ you are sick for doing this. It's discusting.

1955 days ago
63.

Lexi    

Are you sure you guys got your facts straight this time?
Leave it alone.

1955 days ago
64.

Howard Robard Hughes IIV    

DUMB DUMBs with gum gum take a million blows2 the nookN like myself than some smart chick gets a little bump and gone sad 2sad I should have went first?.

1955 days ago
65.

nothing better to do    

Jenny, don't be a disgustingly ignorant pig. They didn't cheat on anyone else to get together.
Natasha & Liam are both classy people and have been married a long time.

How does karma repay you for making such a ill-timed, undeserved, blatantly ignorant remark about a couple in the midst of a tragedy?

1955 days ago
66.

Canajun,Eh!    

This is so sad. A friend of mine was tubing on a small hill a few years ago and when he got to the bottom, he fell off then jumped up and was making jokes about how clumsy he was. The next hour he complained of having a headache then he went home and died an hour after that. Brain injuries are curious and unpredictable things. He didn't have any underlying condition, and it was just a matter of a little knock to a susceptible part of his brain... something that might have amounted to nothing on somebody else. I've been on the bunny (beginner) hills at Tremblant in Quebec, and they are basically just a low-grade knoll. Hard to believe this could happen, but unfortunately it did. My sympathies go out to her family and friends.

1955 days ago
67.

brokeinamericadotcom    

I can't BELIEVE you people hounded this family like that!

1955 days ago
68.

Kate    

Could the photographers be anymore cruel? The last thing anyone in that situation needs is a camera in their face as they go in to the hospital to see a dying family member.

1955 days ago
69.

giggle    

not making fun in any way here, i truly don't know coz i don't ski. is it really neccesary for a helmet on a bigginers slope? has anyone heard of someone getting brain damage from falling on a bigginer's slope? i ask this coz i'm wondering if there was some underlying factor that nobody knew about and the fall triggered it

1955 days ago
70.

Tucker    

Get the hell away from the hospital - leave those poor people in peace. What is wrong with you asking them "how do you feel?" How do you THINK they feel - you idiots.

1955 days ago
71.

Naughty but nice :)    

15. Why can't these snotty people just say how she is doing? What is the big deal? They all chose to be actors and in the public eye! They owe the public an explanation! This family is ESPECIALLY arrogant!

Posted at 9:08AM on Mar 18th 2009 by KZ

Hey KZ - they don't owe the public anything ! My prayers are with her family.

1955 days ago
72.

calling it like i see it    

#15 KZ You are completely out of line. It doesn't make this family snotty, by not giving information to the vultures holding cameras. They chose to go into acting. Meaning, we can pay to watch them perform. It doesn't mean that every detail of their life is open for ignorant people such as yourself to know about. This is a grieving family, and for you to think that they owe you an explanation is just stupid. Seriously, it's called privacy. I will continue praying for this family, it would be hard enough to deal with, without dealing with vultures attacking every time you left the building. Grow up KZ and get a life.

1955 days ago
73.

Robin    

I am sickened by the photographers actions...they want to know how the family is doing? Isn't that obvious? Leave them alone and stop shoving cameras in their faces but of course you wont do that because you want money shots for your greed!

1955 days ago
74.

Kankles    

#45. How dare you say such a thing at a time like this. They have had a long marriage and obviously love each other very much. Oh, on another note, did God tell you to say that, or did you pull it out of your ass? How pathetic to make such a statement at such a horrible time. Karma? Right. Possibly Karma will come to you for being so stupid and cold. Let me correct that; "for being so very stupid and obviously cold."

1955 days ago
75.

STASSY    

I love TMZ, but your staff is WAY out of line to be standing outside the hospital asking this family "how is she doing"........
Get some TACT. Let them deal with this in peace. Natasha has two young children, who don't want to be harrassed while their mother is clinging to life. TMZ is losing its appeal by the minute. Sick!

1955 days ago
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