Jeez this is sad, but the New York Post said 30 minutes ago that Natasha Richardson's seemingly harmless skiing accident has left her brain dead, and she will be flown back home to New York today so her family and friends can say goodbye before she’s taken off life support.
Richardson, 45, fell during a private lesson at Mont Tremblant resort yesterday and allegedly told resort employees she felt fine.But an hour later, she complained of an extreme headache and was rushed to a nearby hospital.Richardson was on a beginner's slope and reportedly not wearing a helmet when she fell - although headgear is not required."She did not show any visible sign of injury but the ski patrol followed strict procedures and brought her back to the bottom of the slope and insisted she should see a doctor," said a statement from the resort."Approximately an hour after the incident Mrs. Richardson was not feeling good."
After that she was taken to a local hospital then a larger one in Montréal, but to no avail. WTF? Four days ago this jackass wanted to die so he went over Niagra Falls. He fell 180 feet onto the rocks like he was made of pillows, he even fought the police as they rescued him, but this poor woman falls 18-inches into the snow on the bunny hill - a course designated by signs of a cartoon penguin in a scarf - and two hours later she’s essentially dead. The world sucks. I’m scared to even leave the house. Death lurks around every corner. I shouldn’t even be typing this hard.
OPTIMISTIC UPDATE (1:17pm, pct) - TMZ says Richardson is on her way to New York as reported but they state she is NOT brain dead.
PESSIMISTIC 2ND UPDATE (2:20pm, pct) – TMZ has softened their original statement and says now they cannot confirm their initial report that Richardson is not brain dead. Also, Fox News now says, “Sources close to Tony-award winning actress Natasha Richardson tell FOXNews.com that the 45-year-old actress is brain dead, and being transported back to New York City before she is to be taken off life support.”[gallery columns="6"]