NEW YORK (WPIX) -- The family of Natasha Richardson reportedly took her off life support Wednesday afternoon, sources tell the New York Post. The Tony Award-winning actress was surrounded by loved ones including mother Vanessa Redgrave and aunt Lynn Redgrave in her room at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.
Richardson's husband, actor
Liam Neeson and their two sons Michael 13, and Daniel 12, are also said
to be by her side, the report says.
According to reports,
Richardson had been on life support since this morning, stemming from
injuries suffered in a skiing accident earlier this week.
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accident occurred Monday afternoon when Richardson, who was on vacation
with her two sons, fell while skiing down a bunny slope at a Canadian
resort. Not thinking anything was wrong, she reportedly laughed at her
own clumsiness and refused to see a doctor.
was reportedly struggling with the heartbreaking decision of whether or
not to take her off of life support.
Many on the Great White
Way, where Richardson, daughter of late Oscar-winning director Tony
Richardson, is known as an iconic performer are shocked at the sudden
"Natasha is strong, but when you hear about
something so horrible, you think about those vulnerable characters she
has played," costume designer William Ivey Long said.
film credits include "Gothic," "Nell," "The Parent Trap" and "Maid in
Manhattan". She won the 1998 Tony Award for playing Sally Bowles in
Natasha Richardson Off Life Support
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