A spokesman for the family of Natasha Richardson says the actress has died.
Alan Nierob of Rogers & Cowan said in a statement Wednesday night: “Liam Neeson, his sons, and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Natasha. They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.”
On Wednesday, family members gathered at a New York hospital where Natasha was taken after the fall.
She fell during a private lesson Monday at the famed Mont Tremblant ski resort. A statement from the Mont Tremblant resort said Richardson fell on a beginners trail and later reported not feeling well.
“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 the statement from the resort, about 80 miles northwest of Montreal.
The ski resort said the instructor and a member of the ski patrol accompanied Richardson to her hotel, where they again recommended she be seen by a doctor. Mont Tremblant spokeswoman Catherine Lacasse said Richardson said she seemed fine at first.
“An hour later she said she didn’t feel well. She had a headache, so we sent her to the hospital,” Lacasse said. “There were no signs of impact and no blood, nothing.”
On Tuesday, she was transferred from a hospital in Montreal to New York. She was 45 years old.
Our hearts and prayers go out to Natasha’s family.