Natasha Richardson

United States
March 20, 2009 6:48pm CST
Never knew this lady, except as a beautiful actress, the lovely wife of Liam Neeson. I am saddened by the passing of someone so young. It freaks me out the way the whole thing transpired. Brain injuries are weird things. It especially freaked me out about how she was okay at first. Then she came down with a headache. Then from there she went from bad to worse. The former president of the university from which I obtained my Master's died in a similar way. He had a heart attack back in December. As he was speaking, he collapsed and hit his head very hard. He seemed alright, but by February 15 he was gone. His death was due to fluid buildup on the brain. They entered him into surgery that weekend to relieve the fluid...but it was pretty much already too late. The whole thing traumatised me, because on Saturday afternoon, January 10--in a parking lot, I too slipped and fell, hitting my head very hard on the ice. In my case, it was the back of my head. So far I am okay. No headaches, no nothing. But that afternoon was very scary. Lots of snow and ice. Could have lost my teeth, my eyesight, or anything else. Life is so delicate, so fragile. You never know when it's all going to be over. If you are going skiing, please, please, please wear a helmet. It could be the very thing that saves your life. My condolences to the Neeson family at their time of just unspeakable loss.
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@Rolf46 (162)
• United States
21 Mar 09
It is truly a very sad occurence. Especially since she was a mother to children. It proves once again... that life is delicate. Such bad luck... if she had hit slightly different, even a few mm, the story may have been much different. It is amazing how complex the brain is and how little even the most advanced doctors know about it. I have a close friend who suffered a brain injury 15 years ago and his family was told he would never even walk again. Not only did he walk, but he returned to his job as a computer programmer. Today he runs and teaches and is a vital member of society. While I am happy for his story,, I am distressed about her passing and her family's situation. I wish the best for them. Hopefully the press will leave them alone in their time of grief.
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
21 Mar 09
It is very sad, I do feel for the family. I really liked natasha after I saw her in the parent trap. She seemed like avery nice lady. I too feel for her husband and her two boys. It is sad growing up without a mother. Things happen so fast. One second your here and then you are gone. make sure you always tell your loved ones how much you love them. Each and every day!! I made a memorial for natasha here http://www.squidoo.com/natashaR