Actress Richardson "Brain-dead"

The Times of London notes conflicting reports in the media of actress Natasha Richardson's condition, after she fell and hit her head during a ski lesson in Canada yesterday—the New York Post quoted friends as saying she is"brain-dead" while said she is sedated and suffering from brain swelling. Richardson's husband, Liam Neeson, rushed to her side from the set of his new film Chloe, in Toronto and at the family's request, Richardson was transferred to a hospital in New York City. Richardson comes from one of the world's most famous line of actors with a screen and stage lineage that stretches back at least five generations. Her mother, Vanessa Redgrave is one of the only actors to have won an Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy, Tony and an Olivier.