Tony Award-winning actress Natasha Richardson passed away on Wednesday in New York from injuries suffered from a ski accident on Monday.
“[Her husband] 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,” her rep said in a statement.
Richardson was taking a ski lesson on a beginner’s trail at Station Mont Tremblant when she apparently fell. According to a report, the actress’s ski instructor immediately called the ski patrol who did not find any visible injuries. An hour after they returned to her hotel, the actress said she was not feeling well was immediately taken to a hospital. She was later transferred to Hopital du Sacre-Coeur with a serious head inury. Neeson immediately flew to her side. He was in Toronto filming a movie.
The couple’s two sons Micheal, 13, and Daniel, 12, have also been at her side. Since transferring to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, Richardson had a steady stream of loved ones including mother Vanessa Redgrave, sister Joely Richardson, and Lauren Bacall.