Breaking News: Natasha Richardson Reported Dead
We just came across this tragic story posted on Gawker: “Time Out New York is reporting that actress Natasha Richardson, who was in a skiing accident yesterday, has died as a result of her injuries. Citing ‘sources close to Richardson’s family and friends,’ Time Out says those close to the actress are being notified of the sad news.”
Everyone else is still reporting Richardson as critically injured — and as HuffPo pointed out, TONY has no official confirmation. We hope that they’ve got their facts wrong.
Richardson — a member of the Redgrave clan — won a Tony for her performance as Sally Bowles in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s 1998 revival of Cabaret and is married to actor Liam Neeson.
We’ll update with official news as it comes in.
Update: This just in from the AP: “Britain’s Press Association news agency quotes Sacre-Coeur Hospital in Montreal as saying actress Natasha Richardson, critically injured in a skiing accident, is on a flight to the United States. Richardson was hospitalized after falling during a private lesson on a beginners trail at the famed Mont Tremblant ski resort Monday.”
Update 2: Per Wednesday morning’s NYT: “The Tony-award winning actress Natasha Richardson was flown from Canada to New York City on Tuesday afternoon in serious condition with head injuries suffered the day before in a skiing accident north of Montreal, according to two people close to her family. The people, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to reporters, declined to describe Ms. Richardson’s condition before or during the flight, other than to say it was very serious and that her family was highly distressed. They said the plane had arrived in New York by Tuesday evening, but declined to say where Ms. Richardson was being treated.”
Update 3: Liz Smith reports that Natasha Richardson was removed from life support this afternoon (3/18).