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According to multiple reports, actress Natasha Richardson is being airlifted to a new hospital and is still alive.

Time Out New York is reporting, however, that the actress is "brain dead" and will not survive.

Monday afternoon, Lindsay Kaplan of Time Out New York sent out the following press release:

http://www3.timeoutny.com/newyork/upstaged/2009/03/rip-natasha-richardson-1963-2009/

EXCLUSIVE: Time Out New York learns of actress's untimely death. She will be greatly missed.

Last night it was reported that the actor Natasha Richardson had critically injured her head in a skiing accident at the Mont Tremblant resort outside of Montreal, Canada. Although public reports have not yet confirmed it, sources close to Richardson’s family and friends say they have already been told the awful news: She did not survived the accident.
This precipitate loss is a terrible one. Richardson was only 45 and had two adolescent sons; our thoughts go to them and to her husband, the actor Liam Neeson. The theater world, too, is bereft by her departure. Richardson has been the most verdant new branch of one of the great English theatrical family trees: the child of Vanessa Redgrave and the late Tony Richardson, the niece of Lynn Redgrave and Corin Redgrave, granddaughter of Michael Redgrave. She has pursued the family business with uncommon class and distinction. On Broadway—in Anna Christie, Closer, A Streetcar Named Desire and especially in her Tony-winning turn as Sally Bowles in Cabaret—her work has been elegant, smart and forceful. She will be missed.
Shakespeare’s words from Cymbeline cascade to mind:
Fear no more the heat o’ the sun Nor the furious winter’s rages; Thou thy worldly task hast done Home art gone, and ta’en thy wages; Golden lads and girls all must As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.

As they were the only ones reporting this, PerezHilton.com emailed Time Out New York asking, "This is 100% true????"

Lindsay Kaplan wrote us back, saying, "Unfortunately, confirmed to us by friends of the family. Terrible news. I used to be their boys' camp counselor."

After more than 40 minutes, Time Out New York emailed us again to clarify, saying:

Okay —

Sorry about the confusion. We spoke to source, who confirms "brain dead and will not survive", and therefore, her friends and family are mourning her unofficial death.

My apologies with the semantics issue.

Please let me know if you have more questions — I have copied Michael Freidson, TONY's editor in chief.

Semantics issues?????

Lindsay Kaplan and Micael Freidson should be ashamed at their irresponsible journalism! Especially with something SO serious!

Michael Freidson
Editor in Chief
mfreidson@timeoutny.com

Lindsay Kaplan
Publicity Manager
Time Out New York | Time Out Kids
475 Tenth Ave, 12th floor, New York, NY 10018
Phone: (646) 432-3081 Fax: (646) 432-3020
lkaplan@timeoutny.com

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198 comments to “Time Out New York Grossly Wrong! Natasha Richardson Not Dead”

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  1. 1

    damn it perez get your facts straight? and by details do you mean when you copy and paste from other sites?



  2. 2

    So sad!



  3. 3

    i feel so bad for her family my thoughts are with her and her family at this awful time



  4. 4

    Oh jeeze, this is getting very confusing is she dead or not?



  5. 5

    In California that is the same thing. It just means the destiny of her other organs are in question. I am not sure how this is handled in Canada however.



  6. 6

    i hope she does survive sometimes miracles can happen i loved her in the parent trap n i hope she can pull through!



  7. 7

    YOU ARE SO STUPID FAT ASS!!!!!
    YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR FACTS BEFORE POSTING SUCH TERRIBLE NEWS!!!!
    YOU SUCK PEREZ!!!!



  8. 8

    ASSWIPE
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    .
    .
    .
    THE HYPOCRITICAL FAIRY SHOULD REINSTATE HARRY.



  9. 9

    first

  10. krose says – reply to this


    10

    ohhhh man.
    Well I hope this is true, and she does get better soon.



  11. 11

    The article SAID she was brain dead. Your reading comprehension must suck balls.



  12. 12

    ASSHOLE!!! YOU SHOULDN'T SAY SOMEBODY IS DEAD IF YOU HAVEN'T CHECKED THE FACTS BEFORE!!!!
    FIDEL CASTRO MUCH ANYONE??!?!?!?!



  13. 13

    Why don't you stop speculating what other "sources" are saying and wait for a confirmation from her camp? This is grossly irresponsible and is extremely detrimental to your credibility, Perez.



  14. 14

    This is so sad!



  15. 15

    You might want to delete your other post, then. It's a shocking headline and it's not (technically, yet…) true.



  16. 16

    No one knows ANYTHING yet. She's was accompanied by a medical team. Why the need to move her by private jet with a medical team if she's brain dead? It doesn't make sense. Usually the family decides to pull the plug and thus bring the body to wherever they want to bring it to. Why would a medical team accompany her on a plane??? Perez, I think YOU NEED TO WAIT BEFORE POSTING ANYMORE!!!



  17. 17

    do we need to say "told you so"

  18. are13 says – reply to this


    18

    THEY ARE 'GROSSLY WRONG'??? YOU ARE GROSSLY WRONG…they never said she was DEAD…YOU DID…YOU SHOULD APOLOGIZE



  19. 19

    Perez!!!

    INCOMPETENT 2nd RATE JACKASS!!!!!
    I'm gonna go look for yo mama n put her thru livin' hell
    u piece of worthless shit!!!!!
    kill all the fags NOW !!!!!



  20. 20

    wtf perez, weren't you just bashing ok mag for reporting jade goody's death prematurely? you are becoming very untrustworthy.



  21. 21

    YOU PROBABLY JUST POST THE LIES OF HER DEATH SO YOU GET MORE CLICKS ON YOUR SITE!!!
    -
    WHAT AN ASSHOLE YOU ARE PEREZ!!!!!



  22. 22

    You freaking moron Mario! I knew as soon as I read you had reported she had died you were wrong. Imagine her family and friends that might have read that on her sight.

    Where is your apology??????? I can't believe you!!!!!!!!!! Hope you rot in hell!!!!!



  23. 23

    You need to take down your previous post that claims that she's dead; it's completely insensitive to keep that up.



  24. 24

    Hon, you could have waited till CNN or someone more reputable had it. You just couldn't help yourself and had to break the big news.



  25. 25

    Perez, this is not April 1. Announcing Natasha Richardson DEAD was a very cruel joke. You are an idiot.



  26. 26

    wtf



  27. 27

    So you post about OK magazine posting shit about Jane Goody though she is still alive, but yet you post a death before it's confirmed?



  28. 28

    Hey Perez.. according to People.com, Natasha was awake when she was airlifted to another hospital and that she is not brain dead. She went to the hospital after complaining of a bad headache. I usually don't believe the dirt mags.. LOL.. But I love you!



  29. 29

    Time out new york is obviously an assclown!



  30. 30

    you're grossly wrong for reporting it jizzface, in fact you're just gross

  31. sushi says – reply to this


    31

    Douchebag, I hope their family sues your ass and this lame website is shut down.



  32. 32

    Oh my god :( :( :( ….i am so sorry … I love this woman, I saw her in Wild child and EVening…oh my god and Maid in Manhattan..This is truly sad, for her family too..Poor Vanessa.



  33. 33

    Check your facts! I swear I'm switching to TMZ. Praying for Natasha, Liam, Vanessa & Joely.



  34. 34

    Praying still.



  35. 35

    Perez Hilton IS grossly wrong. What the hell are you doing publishing this crap without verifying facts? You are so full of shit.



  36. 36

    perez- you need to check facts before reporting something like that! thank God for TMZ…



  37. 37

    You want to talk about irresponsible journalism Perez??? You're just as bad as Time Out New York is!



  38. 38

    God bless her and A mighty big Fuck You Mario!Your "Sourse" was wrong that you stole the story from.Great job ass clown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. Jaded says – reply to this


    39

    What about Perez hilton grossly wrong? You should really do more than Time Out New York research before reporting people dead. Didn't you just slam OK for putting out a tribute issue to Jade when she's not dead.



  40. 40

    um, I love you forever Perez, but you reported it too…



  41. 41

    I think you are brain dead for perpetuating these rumours before they are confirmed.



  42. 42

    This correction doesn't really make it right Perez. Why not wait for more confirmation before reporting something so important? I dunno, leaves a bad taste in my mouth…was a fan, but now I'm beginning to wonder what you REALLY do this for?…



  43. 43

    YOU KNOW WHAT PEREZ!!!! THE NEW YORK POST AND NEW YORK WHAT EVER R WRONG GET UR FACTS STRAIGHT!!! UNBAN HARRY AND BB !!!!!!
    YOU LOUSY BUM!!!!



  44. 44

    An this is why you fact check, dumb ass



  45. 45

    Perez….you suck and should be shut down….get your facts straight.



  46. 46

    see perez, this is what happens when you try to become the "first" to report a story. You get the facts messed up. Don't blaim it on that Time out of new york, because they didn't put this up on your website.



  47. 47

    God you f*ckin deush-bag perez! you didnt even say brain dead, you said dead! so dont try to cover up our lie with another post thats misleading! own up! youknow i love your website but lately i started going to tmz and they post shit up before you do, so sadly i just dont see the point if your not the first one to post sh*t!

  48. teho says – reply to this


    48

    Next time, wait for the confirmed reports before you report it. You sound like such an ass " She was a young gifted actress, rest in peace blah blah. Now you are saying that she is alive.
    You're a nerd.



  49. 49

    If the 'dead' story is not true you shoud immediately remove it from your page. It is hurtful and disgusting to leave it up especially when the story has been retracted/confirmed untrue.

    It is a sad story and does not need to be made worse by horrible and inaccurate stories online for family and friends to see.



  50. 50

    okay perez your off the hook this time glad you mentioned this! still a terrible situation!



  51. 51

    YOU should be ashamed. YOU put the story out there with a big ugly headline to go along with it. It's one thing to say "there's a report she died" but you're just as guilty as they are for the way you wrote it up. You're an asshole to get all snipey at them when you did the same thing.



  52. 52

    Exactly, Perez. You're adding to the bad reporting. Get your facts straight. You're rude.



  53. 53

    perezhilton.com is not a legit news source. Before posting something as tragic as a death of a celebrity you should confirm the claim and reference your source before posting. This is basic stuff, Perez Hilton. This is incredibly irresponsible of you!!! You owe and apology to the users of this site!



  54. 54

    Obviously YOU are irresponsible as well for posting something you didnt get more confirmation on. That's what happens when all of your info is second hand. It's a little effed up to post all of their information as if you didnt post the same WRONG info.



  55. 55

    Doesnt brain dead mean "legally dead"… so sad.

    Perez, you were being unprofessional as far as journalism goes, as well. You should have waited for more sources. Come on.



  56. 56

    Ironic that you were slagging off OK magazine for Jades death issue, when you're wrongly saying someone is dead when they're not on the same day!!

    Hypocrite.

    Bad work Perez.



  57. 57

    Shame Perez….why not wait a minute and fact-check before posting?
    God forbid you're not the first to release a story…



  58. 58

    Perez, it takes a few days to know if someone can recover from a brain injury. The fact she is being airlifted is a good sign because they can't put you on a plane if you have certain kinds of swelling on the brain as there is too much risk of the pressure. I wouldn't say she is "brain dead" (ugly term) so much as non-responsive — maybe to tests of her involuntary nervous system too. Sit tight and think good thoughts.



  59. 59

    Perez, you are a GALACTIC FUCKING DUMBASS. how DARE you report someone dead before it's confirmed!

    this is the last time i EVER look at your site again. You should be ashamed of yourself. You fucking DOUCHEBAG. I hope you get sued into BANKRUPTCY.

    FUCK YOU PEREZ.



  60. 60

    awwww mario …. u screwed up you tried to be first



  61. 61

    Fuck you you fucking piece of shit. You were the one that sat there and reported it, so don't come down on your sources. Try confirming shit first.



  62. 62

    Folks, TMZ reported correctly that she's being airlifted - if you want your facts, go there I suggest.



  63. 63

    Well, she's gonna die.
    Very sad.



  64. 64

    You fucking I D I O T!!!!!!!

  65. Colls says – reply to this


    65

    Take your own advice Perez, be more professional and get your fats straight before posting such gossip



  66. 66

    ROT IN HELL, YOU FAT FUCK.



  67. 67

    Re: britneyisthefritobandito – actually i recant my earlier statements im with you on this one perez is trying to place the blame on everyone but himself!



  68. 68

    SHAME ON YOU DUDE!!! NOT COOL



  69. 69

    Ummm- Perez, you did the same thing! You reported something without having all (any) of the facts! So why didn't you post your phone number & address so that people can bitch at you too? This isn't just gossip, this is a woman's life. Don't post another word until you have absolute confirmation.



  70. 70

    I knew it, oh god, please verify your info before publishing it. Terrible!!!!



  71. 71

    you fucked up perez just take responsibility for it! dont blame it on them… your fat ass should have waited but of course you want to be one of the first to break news so you fucked up and now you are trying to blame them! you're the loser



  72. 72

    "This is 100% true????" Excellent research methods you fat fuck.



  73. 73

    Perez stay out of this, quit trying to start hate.



  74. 74

    but whay about jane goody? is shes dead? bcuz wiki says so



  75. 75

    Perez you're an idiot….bad reporting on YOUR end!! not surprised though



  76. 76

    Its funny that you used them as a reference when they were wrong….and not when you took the story in the first place.



  77. 77

    Why are you blaming this on other people??? You should WAIT until you know for certain that she is 'brain dead'. No one knows ANYTHING yet. Take responsibility for posting gross errors Perez. Seriously!



  78. 78

    goody and now this. The media loves it when celebs die. look at how they treated Anna Nicole. More drama and more readers for their shitty sites. BOO!



  79. 79

    I HOPE SHE LIVES! I just hope another being that was meant to live does live and doesn't go early.



  80. 80

    BY TIME OUT NEW YORK, DO YOU MEAN PEREZ HILTON???



  81. 81

    YOU should be ashamed for following suit, you douchebag!



  82. 82

    You were just giving out about ok giving a tribute to Jade Goody prematurely and you did the same thing…you should take responsibility for this mistake and stop blaming the other people..who obv were at fault too….still love ya perez but this is gona damae your credibility



  83. 83

    WHY DONT YOU UKCING GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU REPORT FALSE INFO??? TM DIDNT REPORT HER EBING DEAD . . .



  84. 84

    Jerk! You reported that she had passed as well.

    Don't go off putting people's contacts so we can yell at them.

    You gave wrong facts too!



  85. 85

    I know you believe it's Time Out New York's fault, Perez, but the blame for the misinformation also lies with you. You should never report something like that without definite confirmation from a direct source.



  86. 86

    Perez, brain dead means DEAD. Sad. My heart goes out to the family.

  87. are13 says – reply to this


    87

    Why are you blaming them solely…nice way to try to cover your tracks, you are just a responsible as them Perez….you should have never reported this, we aren't buying your innocence…



  88. 88

    I don't understand if she took off on a jet to new york how is she brain dead in canada? ppl don't believe online blogs please!!!! GOD PEREZ WAY TO FUCK UP U NEED TO START HIRING PPL WHO GO GET UR INFO!!!



  89. 89

    perez stop trying to pass the buck YOU REPORTED IT WRONG YOU IDIOT.



  90. 90

    perez, you should be ashamed as well. get your shit together!



  91. 91

    Wow what a horrible mistake to make!



  92. 92

    THEY should be ashamed? Perez, YOU should be ashamed! When only one source reports something even I Know to get more details AND I'M NOT A JOURNALIST! You have a responsibility to a certain extent perez to be thorough. I realize you're just a "Gossip blogger" but at the same time you also claim to be on the cutting edge of news and gossip. In order to do that you have to be ACCURATE and that means questioning your sources.

    Take a little responsibility man.



  93. 93

    Why can't people get their facts straight!!! I'm not blaming you Perez! but WTH??!?!? worry people that much!! I hope she'll be alright! She's such a good actress!



  94. 94

    Still very sad…
    OMG Mario, you got to be very careful reporting news like this.



  95. 95

    Perez is fun to read when he is giving celebrities hell, BUT this is just wrong you should apologize you fat FUCK. You should also donate your profits this month to her favorite charity



  96. 96

    Uhm, I don't think you're in the position to declare irresponsible journalism when you broke the story without checking your facts. You are just as responsible as they are for this crap going around. You have spread this crap like wildfire & the family going through this ordeal doesn't need people like you starting shit. You sound like the National Enquirer. PITIFUL.



  97. 97

    So, you admit she's not dead, you should remove that previous post! Disappointed with this Perez, you should've waited for more info.



  98. 98

    HOW ABOUT INSTEAD OF WRITING TO TIME OUT NY, WRITE TO:
    Perez@PerezHilton.com



  99. 99

    Well this is an interesting turn of events: first you berate a british tabloid for releasing a tribute issue dedicated to Jade Goody prematurely, and then you put up false information about natasha richardson's passing on your site. Pot and kettle spring to mind.



  100. 100

    you should have put the source in you story, rather than try to take credit for it. Perez, you are a hack, and no mind, and a nobody. When will you stop….!

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