Actress Natasha Richardson has died at the age of 45 after a ski accident on Monday.
She took a seemingly minor fall during a lesson, and while she initially felt fine, she later suffered a headache and was hospitalized in Montreal.
When it was discovered that she had critical brain swelling, she was airlifted to New York on Tuesday where her family – including husband Liam Neeson – made the tough decision to take her off life support.
An actress from the Redgrave dynasty, she made her debut aged 4 in her father Tony’s film The Charge Of The Light Brigade.
An acclaimed film and TV career followed, during which she appeared in films such as A Month in the Country, The Handmaid's Tale Nell, Widows' Peak and the remake of The Parent Trap and, more recently, Evening.
She tended to avoid big Hollywood fare and once jokingly blamed Ralph Fiennes for convincing her to appear in Maid In Manhattan.
But the stage always seemed to be her true passion. She transferred her role in Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie from London and scored her first Tony nomination for the part.
She won the award four years later as Sally Bowles in Sam Mendes' revival of Cabaret.
Our thoughts go out to her entire family on this sad day. She's survived by Neeson and two sons.
[Source: The Independent]
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