An unconfirmed story in Time Out New York claims the actress and wife of Taken star Liam Neeson is brain dead from a fall she had on a ski hill in Quebec yesterday. It’s a sad and unexpected turn, considering the circumstances of the incident, as reported in the Huffington Post yesterday:
Richardson, 45, was not wearing a ski helmet when she was taking a private ski lesson on the Nansen, a beginners’ run at Mont Tremblant. … Richardson was at the bottom of the run, in what is known as the flats, during the mid-afternoon lesson when she fell and tumbled down the hill…. She did not hit anyone or anything before coming to a stop. The ski instructor was by her side within seconds. There was no external sign of injury, no cut or bleeding. Two ski patrollers assisted Richardson but she was not put on a stretcher. Richardson walked to her room at the resort’s Quintessence Hotel, where she had been staying since Sunday. The patrollers stayed with her for an hour. She started having headaches and she was transported to the Centre Hospitalier Laurentien.