PDA

View Full Version : Movies and TV Actress Natasha Richardson reportedly brain dead after ski accident


memyselfI
03-17-2009, 08:20 PM
If this story is true it's not only very sad but very scary. I had never heard of the syndrome that might be the cause of her becoming fatally ill. I'm so sorry for her family.

http://www.nypost.com/seven/03172009/news/worldnews/natasha_richardson_is_brain_dead_160027.htm

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedishrag/2009/03/according-to-un.html

According to unconfirmed reports, Natasha Richardson has been declared brain dead after a ski accident Monday at a Canadian resort.

The New York Post reports that the actress' unnamed friends say she is on life support and is on her way to New York for friends and family to say goodbye.

But there's been no official confirmation of this terrible news.

A spokesperson at Sacre Coeur Hospital in Montreal, where Richardson, 45, was taken Monday night, would only say Richardson is no longer in Canada.

Richardson was feeling fine for nearly an hour Monday after falling on a beginner's run during a private ski lesson.

The British-born Richardson was not wearing a ski helmet during ski lesson on the Nansen, a beginnersí run.

Richardson was at the bottom of the run, in what is known as the flats, during the midafternoon lesson when she fell and tumbled down the hill.

Media reports said her sons, Micheal, 13, and Daniel, 12, were with her at the time of the accident.

She did not hit anyone or anything before coming to a stop and the ski instructor was by her side within seconds, the spokesperson for Sacre Coeur said. There was no sign of injury, no cut or bleeding.

Two ski patrollers helped Richardson but she was able to walk to her room at the resortís Quintessence Hotel, where she'd been staying since Sunday.

Britain's BBC reports that a member of Richardson family, who asked not to be named, said the family was "very distressed."

We pray that this report of her being brain dead is not true and that Natasha, a terrific actress, wonderful mother and loving wife, will be OK.

doomy3
03-17-2009, 08:23 PM
If this story is true it's not only very sad but very scary. I had never heard of the syndrome that might be the cause of her becoming fatally ill. I'm so sorry for her family.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedishrag/2009/03/according-to-un.html

According to unconfirmed reports, Natasha Richardson has been declared brain dead after a ski accident Monday at a Canadian resort.

The New York Post reports that the actress' unnamed friends say she is on life support and is on her way to New York for friends and family to say goodbye.

But there's been no official confirmation of this terrible news.

A spokesperson at Sacre Coeur Hospital in Montreal, where Richardson, 45, was taken Monday night, would only say Richardson is no longer in Canada.

Richardson was feeling fine for nearly an hour Monday after falling on a beginner's run during a private ski lesson.

The British-born Richardson was not wearing a ski helmet during ski lesson on the Nansen, a beginnersí run.

Richardson was at the bottom of the run, in what is known as the flats, during the midafternoon lesson when she fell and tumbled down the hill.

Media reports said her sons, Micheal, 13, and Daniel, 12, were with her at the time of the accident.

She did not hit anyone or anything before coming to a stop and the ski instructor was by her side within seconds, the spokesperson for Sacre Coeur said. There was no sign of injury, no cut or bleeding.

Two ski patrollers helped Richardson but she was able to walk to her room at the resortís Quintessence Hotel, where she'd been staying since Sunday.

Britain's BBC reports that a member of Richardson family, who asked not to be named, said the family was "very distressed."

We pray that this report of her being brain dead is not true and that Natasha, a terrific actress, wonderful mother and loving wife, will be OK.


What syndrome? Falling down a hill?

memyselfI
03-17-2009, 08:30 PM
Sorry, it was actually discussed in a different article. It's called 'talk and die syndrome' and apparently it can happen after a seemingly innocuous injury.

wild1
03-17-2009, 08:46 PM
it's not that uncommon to be ok for a short while afterward and then degrade

happened to a girl who got hit by a hockey puck in columbus a few years ago. she walked out with her family but ended up dying (which is why the nets are in place today)

'Hamas' Jenkins
03-17-2009, 08:48 PM
It's not a syndrome, it's called a cerebral hemorrhage.

memyselfI
03-17-2009, 08:54 PM
it's not that uncommon to be ok for a short while afterward and then degrade

happened to a girl who got hit by a hockey puck in columbus a few years ago. she walked out with her family but ended up dying (which is why the nets are in place today)

It may not be that uncommon (a top neurosurgeon is on CNN right now saying it's quite rare) but I don't know how many times in youth sports (specifically soccer) that I've seen kids take a blow to the head and either keep playing or go off for a short period and return or not go to the hospital. It happened just last weekend. It makes me crazy.

Anderson Cooper just said that Ms. Richardson is a friend of his. I imagine that he'd have some of the most up to date information on her condition.

rockymtnchief
03-17-2009, 09:05 PM
I had a severe brain injury and walked around for 6 months without knowing it. Then it all caught up to me and I went into a seizure. Luckily, I came out of everything ok. But if I get an odd headache or ringing in my ears I get a little spooked.

Like a dumbass, I rode bulls for another 6 years.

Iowanian
03-17-2009, 09:07 PM
I think its called "the Sonny Bono Effect"

2bikemike
03-17-2009, 09:20 PM
I think its called "the Sonny Bono Effect"


Didn't he hit a tree or a rock?

Frazod
03-17-2009, 09:28 PM
I think its called "the Sonny Bono Effect"

I remember somebody writing lyrics sang by the deceased Sonny Bono and whichever Kennedy it was that died in a skiing accident around the same time, set to the music of "I've Got You Babe." It was pretty fucked up, but funny nonetheless.

"I hit the tree, I can't let go, my blood is dripping in the snow......"

Pioli Zombie
03-17-2009, 09:28 PM
Or the "Michael Kennedy" syndrome.
Posted via Mobile Device

Bugeater
03-17-2009, 09:33 PM
Anyone else notice the only time DEnise slithers out of DC is when someone is dead, or dying? Kinda creepy if you ask me.

Gracie Dean
03-17-2009, 09:35 PM
This is sad. I really like LIam Neissen

Pioli Zombie
03-17-2009, 09:35 PM
So who the crap is natasha richardson anyway?
Posted via Mobile Device

Frazod
03-17-2009, 09:36 PM
So who the crap is natasha richardson anyway?
Posted via Mobile Device

Liam Neeson's wife, and an actress who has been in a bunch of movies that I've never seen.

Pioli Zombie
03-17-2009, 09:58 PM
Liam Neeson's wife, and an actress who has been in a bunch of movies that I've never seen.

If only I had sold this watch. I could have saved her!

Ok that is reeeeeaaaallly bad. I'm sorry
Posted via Mobile Device

Miles
03-17-2009, 10:04 PM
Liam Neeson's wife, and an actress who has been in a bunch of movies that I've never seen.

Also Vanessa Redgrave's daughter.

FAX
03-17-2009, 10:07 PM
Anyone else notice the only time DEnise slithers out of DC is when someone is dead, or dying? Kinda creepy if you ask me.

Yep. I have noticed it too, Mr. Bugeater. She's kind of like the mortician lady who spends her entire life dressing and talking to dead bodies in a dark, damp, secluded basement under the funeral home and only climbs the creaky, run-down stairs to leave the house when there's a serious tragedy or horrific, disastrous catastrophe of some kind to scream at strangers, "I told you so!!!!".

FAX

Iowanian
03-17-2009, 10:11 PM
Because I found my way into a little green beer tonight, I'm temped to be crass and pen and Irish themed poem that would surely be inappropriate.

FAX
03-17-2009, 10:13 PM
As for the story, it's a little early to declare her brain-dead, is it not?

Anyway, I wish her the best. A freak accident, obviously. On three separate occasions, I've seen peeps ski directly into trees or the little houses by the lift at 30 miles an hour, land like a sack of flour with skis flying and poles and arms and legs all akimbo, get right back up, and walk away. It makes you wonder how many of those peeps suffered severe problems later. I've never really thought of it before.

FAX

badgirl
03-17-2009, 10:20 PM
I heard something about this on the news before I came to work tonight, but it didn't mention anything about her being brain dead. It did say she would be brought back to a US hospital.

CrazyPhuD
03-17-2009, 10:40 PM
So this is more than a little creepy for me, since I literally just came back from the slopes. I ride blacks and double blacks and go on tree runs, etc....risk is part of the sport and you know everytime you go up you might not come back down. There are alot of things you can do to protect yourself, but the truth is the only way to be safe is to stay in the lodge.

That said I'm not sure I buy all of the story there has to be more too it. I've ridding all over north america and if she was on a beginner slope, then you're not really going to tumble very far or even very hard. Green runs are terrible, because for the most part they are flat. It's not actually easy to pick up alot of speed on them and speed is what tends to cause the damage in the fall. Now there is one major exception...what were the resort conditions. The one place that can be dangerous for anyone is if it is ice conditions. Even if the run is groomed, if it's icy you likely have a few inches of loose snow followed by very hard ice. If she fell on ice and directly hit her head then it would have been like hitting concrete and that could have caused serious trauma.

That said if it wasn't icy then I'm not sure I by that her condition was caused by a fall on a beginner run. Either some other condition caused the fall(seizure? or mild stroke or blood clot) or she wasn't really on a beginner run. It's just hard on those runs to build up enough force for real impact, unless it's icy...otherwise the snow is pretty damn effective at breaking your fall.

Miles
03-17-2009, 11:15 PM
So this is more than a little creepy for me, since I literally just came back from the slopes. I ride blacks and double blacks and go on tree runs, etc....risk is part of the sport and you know everytime you go up you might not come back down. There are alot of things you can do to protect yourself, but the truth is the only way to be safe is to stay in the lodge.

That said I'm not sure I buy all of the story there has to be more too it. I've ridding all over north america and if she was on a beginner slope, then you're not really going to tumble very far or even very hard. Green runs are terrible, because for the most part they are flat. It's not actually easy to pick up alot of speed on them and speed is what tends to cause the damage in the fall. Now there is one major exception...what were the resort conditions. The one place that can be dangerous for anyone is if it is ice conditions. Even if the run is groomed, if it's icy you likely have a few inches of loose snow followed by very hard ice. If she fell on ice and directly hit her head then it would have been like hitting concrete and that could have caused serious trauma.

That said if it wasn't icy then I'm not sure I by that her condition was caused by a fall on a beginner run. Either some other condition caused the fall(seizure? or mild stroke or blood clot) or she wasn't really on a beginner run. It's just hard on those runs to build up enough force for real impact, unless it's icy...otherwise the snow is pretty damn effective at breaking your fall.

Still most green are fairly packed down even in good conditions and even more so near the base where this apparently happened.

Basically helmets are becoming more common for a reason.

no love
03-18-2009, 01:00 AM
It's not a syndrome, it's called a cerebral hemorrhage.

isn't that how apollo died?

HMc
03-18-2009, 01:44 AM
So this is more than a little creepy for me, since I literally just came back from the slopes. I ride blacks and double blacks and go on tree runs, etc....risk is part of the sport and you know everytime you go up you might not come back down. There are alot of things you can do to protect yourself, but the truth is the only way to be safe is to stay in the lodge.

That said I'm not sure I buy all of the story there has to be more too it. I've ridding all over north america and if she was on a beginner slope, then you're not really going to tumble very far or even very hard. Green runs are terrible, because for the most part they are flat. It's not actually easy to pick up alot of speed on them and speed is what tends to cause the damage in the fall. Now there is one major exception...what were the resort conditions. The one place that can be dangerous for anyone is if it is ice conditions. Even if the run is groomed, if it's icy you likely have a few inches of loose snow followed by very hard ice. If she fell on ice and directly hit her head then it would have been like hitting concrete and that could have caused serious trauma.

That said if it wasn't icy then I'm not sure I by that her condition was caused by a fall on a beginner run. Either some other condition caused the fall(seizure? or mild stroke or blood clot) or she wasn't really on a beginner run. It's just hard on those runs to build up enough force for real impact, unless it's icy...otherwise the snow is pretty damn effective at breaking your fall.


You're carrying on like hardpack/surface ice is a rarity on beginner runs, when it really isnt.

Greens tend not to be two feet deep in powder.

badgirl
03-18-2009, 03:16 AM
I have looked at CNN and Headline news and neither report mentions her being braindead.

Fat Elvis
03-18-2009, 07:17 AM
Sorry, it was actually discussed in a different article. It's called 'talk and die syndrome' and apparently it can happen after a seemingly innocuous injury.

Coming from you, that is no small bit of irony....

DaKCMan AP
03-18-2009, 07:31 AM
Terrible for her and her family and, while I wish her the best and hope for recovery, I find stories like these doubly disturbing because if she wasn't a celebrity this would get ZERO coverage.

Amnorix
03-18-2009, 07:38 AM
So who the crap is natasha richardson anyway?
Posted via Mobile Device

Oldest daughter of Vanessa Redgrave, a famous, Tony-award winning stage actress who was in some movies nobody has ever heard of, and the wife of Liam Neeson.

Don't worry -- I never heard of her either until this morning...

Very sad story.

Deberg_1990
03-18-2009, 07:43 AM
She was bigger like 10-15 years ago. She was an up and comer. Last big movie i remember her being in was "Nell" The one where Jodie Foster played the crazy girl in the woods.

Shes actually pretty attractive and so is her sister Joely who was on Nip/Tuck for several years.

WilliamTheIrish
03-18-2009, 07:46 AM
Could very well be she had an underlying condition that was exacerbated by this innocuous bump on the head. Arterio-vascular malformations are one such condition. Very dangerous and most foks don't know they have them until they kill ya.

Coogs
03-18-2009, 07:58 AM
So who the crap is natasha richardson anyway?
Posted via Mobile Device

She is the MOM on the remake of The Parent Trap with Lindsay Lohan.

munkey
03-18-2009, 08:03 AM
Basically helmets are becoming more common for a reason.


If anything I think they give you a false sense of security...They weren't the rage when I learned to ski back in the late 70's and 80's and I remember hearing about broken arms or legs but not dying from head injuries.

I have a helmet but only wear it in really bad weather or on extreme days where I don't know the terrain.

Garcia Bronco
03-18-2009, 08:44 AM
Sounds like she wasn't wearing a helmet.

memyselfI
03-18-2009, 02:48 PM
Apparently the family has pulled her off of life support. What a sad story. Not just because she's a movie star but because she's middle aged wife and mother who had the reasonable expectation to have many more years ahead of her.

http://www.tmz.com/2009/03/18/natasha-richardson-life-support-plug-pulled/

Demonpenz
03-18-2009, 03:15 PM
having 5 or 6 of my homies die, i have no reasonable expectations of living a certain amount of time.

Garcia Bronco
03-18-2009, 03:16 PM
Apparently the family has pulled her off of life support. What a sad story. Not just because she's a movie star but because she's middle aged wife and mother who had the reasonable expectation to have many more years ahead of her.

http://www.tmz.com/2009/03/18/natasha-richardson-life-support-plug-pulled/

That's why you have to make the most of what you have. It can end at anytime.

MOhillbilly
03-18-2009, 03:48 PM
Could very well be she had an underlying condition that was exacerbated by this innocuous bump on the head. Arterio-vascular malformations are one such condition. Very dangerous and most foks don't know they have them until they kill ya.

my dad bent over to pick up a napkin at a family party and POP.

memyselfI
03-18-2009, 03:57 PM
That's why you have to make the most of what you have. It can end at anytime.

Tell me about it, my son's classmate was killed in a car accident last Friday night. He was just 17. Apparently driving too fast and lost control of the car. Awful tragedy. Just makes you sick to your stomach as a parent and it's not even your kid.

Iowanian
03-18-2009, 04:00 PM
If I'm ever in a similar situation, I hope my family will pull the plug and donate my organs so that something positive can come out of the situation.

FAX
03-18-2009, 04:08 PM
If I'm ever in a similar situation, I hope my family will pull the plug and donate my organs so that something positive can come out of the situation.

Yep. I feel the same.

By the way, Mr. Iowanian, if this is your sincere desire, you should write up a living will. They're really easy - I think they even have them on the internet thing to download. Just fill it out, get it witnessed, and stick it in a lockbox. Easiest thing in the world.

FAX

Phobia
03-18-2009, 04:12 PM
This was clearly a man's fault. Somehow.

Rain Man
03-18-2009, 04:29 PM
I wonder if it works both ways. For example, if Paris Hilton fell on the ski slope, would she suddenly be able to do advanced math?

tboss27
03-18-2009, 04:54 PM
That's crazy, I went skiing last week but next time maybe I'll wear a helmet. If the death really was a result of the fall and not a previous problem that is one freakish accident. I know people occasionally die skiing, but I doubt it happens a lot on easy runs like she was on.

picasso
03-18-2009, 05:30 PM
Still most green are fairly packed down even in good conditions and even more so near the base where this apparently happened.

Basically helmets are becoming more common for a reason.

Dude you stole my avatar!!!!:mad:

Miles
03-18-2009, 05:44 PM
Dude you stole my avatar!!!!:mad:

I have been using it for about a month or so.

memyselfI
03-18-2009, 06:23 PM
CNN and other outlets reporting she has died. I'm so sorry for her boys.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/03/18/obit.richardson/index.html

http://www.nypost.com/seven/03182009/news/regionalnews/natasha_richardson_dead_at_45_160197.htm

GoHuge
03-18-2009, 06:42 PM
CNN and other outlets reporting she has died. I'm so sorry for her boys.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/03/18/obit.richardson/index.html

http://www.nypost.com/seven/03182009/news/regionalnews/natasha_richardson_dead_at_45_160197.htm
I just saw that. How sad!

googlegoogle
03-19-2009, 01:48 PM
She called off the paramedics. She said she was fine.

Demonpenz
03-19-2009, 03:53 PM
I am an organ donor. Although My liver and kidney's are probably screwed and my aorta already has a hush puppy sized block in it (from well you guessed it long john silvers!) my lungs should be good, and oh yeah scoop out my eye balls.

killer bunny
03-20-2009, 10:49 AM
Still most green are fairly packed down even in good conditions and even more so near the base where this apparently happened.

Basically helmets are becoming more common for a reason.

Nansen bas is a tough green. At the bottom, Nansen is a straight run at about 25 degrees, just enough to keep you moving really really fast. It's almost like you are skiing in cross country ski tracks, propelled forward by the incline. More than once during spring conditions I though, shit, this is fast and I have no control, can't turn or nothin'. I find Nansen bas scarier than any blue or black run inclined at 45 degrees. At least you can turn to slow yourself down.

Frankie
03-20-2009, 11:18 AM
Very Good actress without any scandals or diva attitude. Although she was an acting princess from a true acting family tree. Mother Vanessa Redgrave is an excellent actress and grandfather Michael Redgrave was also quite respected.

RIP Natasha.

Braincase
03-20-2009, 01:53 PM
Dude you stole my avatar!!!!:mad:

Yeah... that sucks when it happens.