Friday, March 20, 2009

Natasha Richardson has died 3.18.09 evening.....8:30 PM ( original post updated 3.20.09)


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Originally posted 3.18.09 8:43 PM
BBC is reporting that the family is releasing information that she has died tonight.Life is so short, so fragile.

( see previous post below, will update later as more details are released).
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There has been much speculation about how her injury and her death , on Daily kos there was a an interview with a neurosurgeon that analyzes what may have happened to her, it makes much this much clearer....as sad as it is.

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Rolling Stone has written a lovely tribute and also listed some of her most beautiful movies to see.....
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Update as of Friday Afternoon....
People Magazine has very touching video of Liam Neeson attending the Dimming of the Lights for Natasha.... If you wish to donate Money in her name, please donate to AMFAR ( for AIDS Research).
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On another note, the lessons that are coming forth are that if you have ANY kind of Head Injury go seek medical treatment Immediately....time is of the essence and might save your life.
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One by One the Theaters dimmed their lights last night to honor her....

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Saturday Morning.....3.21.09
People Magazine has a has a detailed update on what happened and it has lessons in it for all of us.

9 comments:

Hairball said...

So, so sad!

Jolly Roger said...

It can happen before you know it, when you don't expect it. One of my father's best friends got in an argument with his wife, who hit him in the head with a beer bottle. He seemed well enough that they didn't go to the ER. The next day, he collapsed at work and died before he could be rushed to the hospital.

enigma4ever said...

so so sad...

JR....wow...that is quite a story...

Hi hairball...and yes...very very sad...

Jan said...

It is very sad.

Last month a friend's mother fell and seemed fine. By the next day she was in a coma. She died soon after.

enigma4ever said...

so sorry jan...that is so sad....

mandi said...

Such a tragedy. My prayers go out to her family.
Keep her memory alive.
So sad

D.K. Raed said...

She was lovely, smart & talented -- the perfect trifecta! Such a sad tragedy.

I read the Daily Kos article you linked with great interest. I think we've all experienced head injuries, either ourselves or someone we love, and wondered if something was damaged that is not immediately evident. As the article points out, it could even lead to a malformation that is not triggered until years later by another event.

But what I still don't know is if a ski helmet would've prevented or lessened Natasha's injury. UT is a no-helmet state and I shudder everytime I see a non-helmeted motorcycler on the freeway!

D.K. Raed said...

Broadway is dimming the marquee lights tonight 8PM in memory of Natasha.

enigma4ever said...

lovely....
so so sad...
still can not believe it...