TRAGIC

Richardson Dies

Actress Natasha Richardson has died after a skiing accident, ET reports. In a statement, her family said: “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.” Earlier today, Liz Smith reported: "Word is in at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday they have taken Natasha off of life support." Smith reported that the 45-year-old's husband, Liam Neeson, their two sons, and her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, were by her side at New York's Lenox Hill Hospital. "Insiders felt yesterday, on learning they were flying Natasha in to Lenox Hill, that this meant her condition was hopeless and they were just finding a place to be together with her and to say good-bye," Smith says. Richardson was reportedly brain dead after the accident in Quebec on Monday.