Thursday, March 19, 2009

British actress Natasha Richardson dies

Updated at: 1535 PST, Thursday, March 19, 2009

NEW YORK: British actress Natasha Richardson has died from head injuries sustained in a skiing accident in Canada. Richardson, 45, the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave, fell on a beginners' slope at the Mont Tremblant resort in Quebec on Monday. The family were devastated by the death of their "beloved Natasha", her husband Liam Neeson's publicist said. Richardson died in a New York hospital, close to the home she shared with Irish actor Neeson and their two sons. The accident happened while the actress was taking a supervised skiing lesson at the Quebec resort. She was one of the few modern actresses who was as smart as she was pretty Richardson initially showed no sign of injury but about an hour later she was taken to a nearby hospital after feeling unwell. It was later confirmed her injuries were critical.

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