Natasha Richardson Injured in Ski Fall, Feared Brain Dead

Natasha Richardson, of the famous Redgrave acting family and star of The Handmaid's Tale and The Comfort of Strangers, was seriously injured in a skiing accident yesterday and reportedly sustained a serious head injury; the Post says she is brain dead. Time Out reported the actress dead, then amended their report to specify that "Richardson is brain dead but has not passed away." No official word has been issued in this regard. Richardson fell on a beginner's slope at the Mount Tremblant resort in Quebec, and at first seemed to be fine, but complained later of a headache and was taken for medical treatment in Montreal. Richardson is married to the actor Liam Neeson, with whom she has two children. Update 2:15 p.m.: TMZ reports Richardson "is sedated and suffering from brain swelling -- but is not brain dead."

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