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Official Cause Of Natasha Richardson's Death Released!

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Wow. That was quick!

Autopsies can sometimes take months! But, the official cause of death for Natasha Richardson has finally been determined.

As many people suspected, it's been revealed that Liam Neeson's wife died from a blunt impact to her head.

According to a spokesperson for the New York City medical examiner's office, her death was ruled an accident after the autopsy was performed.

The impact caused internal brain bleeding, which ultimately killed her.

As of right now, it's still unknown what she hit her head on.

All so sad.

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98 comments to “Official Cause Of Natasha Richardson's Death Released!”

  1. aj says – reply to this


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    !

  2. aj says – reply to this


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    !!!!



  3. 3

    Further proof that you do read our comments…
    Well, read this: "BRING BACK BIG BLACK DICK and HARRY BALSAC!!!!!!!!!
    You asshole!

  4. aj says – reply to this


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    I MEAN IT



  5. 5

    No shit fatty. You're only like 3 hrs late. Pfft….you're not relevant anymore.



  6. 6

    Re: aj – I'll drive the truck!!! With my Louboutin's on so I can stick my heel into his ear canal and try to find his brain… Not holding out much hope for the brain part!
    HONK, HONK, HONK!!!!!!!!!!!!



  7. 7

    you are so pathetic, 5 minutes ago it just started (according to you), now the results are out??? leave this poor woman alone and let her rest in peace.

    isnt it time for another 1 night in austin post?

  8. Naz says – reply to this


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    DOOD EVEN YAHOO HAD THIS UP QUICKER THAN U…PICK IT UP DOOD PICK IT UP..I DONT LIKE TMZ BUT THEY ARE MORE UP 2 DATE THEN U COME ON ITS UR JOB

  9. Naz says – reply to this


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    ARE U BEIN SARCASTIC BY SAYIN WOW THAT WAS QUICK…SERIOUSLY? LMAOOOO ITS BEEN MAYBEEEEE 30 MIN WOW THEM DOCTORS ARE QUICK EH? LMAOOO UR WEIRD DOOD



  10. 10

    Re: aj – *honk*



  11. 11

    How sad. I really liked her and I liked Liam and her as a couple. My heart goes out to him and their sons. RIP Natasha.



  12. 12

    how much do blowjobs cost at tmz?



  13. 13

    :(



  14. 14

    Perez, you need HELP! How can you be so obsessed with someones death? Can't you just let her rest in piece? SHUT THE HELL UP FATTY!



  15. 15

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    NO FUCKING SHIT, SHERLOCK
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    DO WHAT AJ SAID #1
    .
    .



  16. 16

    i dont even want to imagin wat her family is goin through. i just pray that they are able to find peace in there hearts as they live there lives in the future. i will keep the richardson family in my prayers.



  17. 17

    ATTENTION!!! All you idiots in Mario's Master Control…………..
    "Autopsies can sometimes take months! "
    Autopsies NEVER take months, the autopsy is the medical procedure itself. The results may take months for blood and tissue. In this case they did a clinical autopsy to determine the cause of death.
    You stupid fuckers need to quit watching so damned much television and get yourselves something greater than a 3rd grade education.



  18. 18

    I am a flight nurse and have taken care of a number of head injured patients with epidural and subdural bleeds. They are usually treated with burr holes or taken to the OR for a craniotomy. Why weren't these done? Very sad.

  19. aj says – reply to this


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    Re: Hmm.. Where is BBD and Harry?? – oh it's on now! Re: _Alice_ – HONKS ALL AROUND!



  20. 20

    Yo Mario I have a scoop for you… we've landed on the moon….Jackass.



  21. 21

    Re: aj – Honk!



  22. 22

    That sucks. Life is so fickle.

    Most of the people dissing Perez are celebrities and their people. It's transparent. He insults you, okay. Move on.



  23. 23

    Re: Hmm.. Where is BBD and Harry?? – Why did they get banned? I know they got banned, but I still don't know why.



  24. 24

    Autoposy = no organ/tissue donation, which is a shame. Organ donation is the only silver lining of a tragic accident like this. Become an organ donor folks, you don't take your organs with you to the great beyond!



  25. 25

    Re: aj – HONK!!
    I felt the need to say that.



  26. 26

    and that kids, is why you should where your helmet.



  27. 27

    She was a brilliant actress and a beautiful human being. May she rest in peace.



  28. 28

    Moron, what do you think she hit her head on?? She was skiing, she fell, hit her head on the ground, it could've been icy too….why are you so dumb?



  29. 29

    apparently when they finally did get to the hospital surgeons tried to drain the bleed in her brain, but she suffered a massive stroke which she couldn't recover from



  30. 30

    so sad. i still can't believe she's dead. give your love ones hugs today.



  31. 31

    youre writing RIP
    and scribbling across her pictures
    when your not letting her rest in peace
    just let her rest in peace now
    your just disrespectful

    thoughts go out to all family and friends of natasha
    r.i.p
    xo



  32. 32

    In an intereview on TMZ ..when they TOLD Richard dreyfuss about Natasha..you can hear whoever he is with telling him she his a tree..(its kindof mummbled in the background) at about 19-20secs

    ?!!?!



  33. 33

    Re: LizardKinG – #22
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
    Do you think he'll get it? His Mom may have to dust off their set of Encyclopedia Britannica's and check it out for him…
    He'll piss in his pants, I mean GOO GOO's pants when he finds out it's true!!!!!!!



  34. 34

    his=hit*

    ?



  35. 35

    WHAT the heck did she hit her head on? Something just doesn't make sense. When I was 10 I fell on the ice and hit my head sooooo hard I had a goose egg for a week. That's when I learned what "seeing stars" meant. But I didn't die!



  36. 36

    Re: TheQueenOfComments – they were talking smack about perez. this is his site, he won't take that.



  37. 37

    I WISHED THIS WAS ANGELINA HOLIE BECAUSE SHE DESERVED SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO HAPPEN TO HER…..for being a crackhead whore that smoked crack while pregnant therefore giving birth to 3 CRACKHEAD KIDS

    BUT NATASHA WAS SUCH A NICE & GOOD PERSON….



  38. 38


  39. 39

    Re: Jennuine – too bad her family wanted to know why she died.. what a bunch of assholes right…



  40. 40

    Re: recklesskellie – she was in canada and well they have socialized healthcare soooo maybe they didn't want to spend the money for her treatment and…..Liam flew her to NY for treatment but it was too late. Universal/social medicine is the worst. the government controls what you can have done and how much they will spend.



  41. 41

    This was on other sites a long time ago - you're getting slower and slower by the day. Quit the self promotion for that event that no one cares about.



  42. 42

    You'd have to be brain dead not to come up with that determination.



  43. 43

    Re: TheQueenOfComments – #25 No one is really sure as far as I know… We've seen BBD a couple of times when Mario has been stupid and left the back door open for BBD to blow through, but no sign of Harry. I think it had to do with the "Twinklight" post. I can't even think about that, I start laughing all over again……………….
    Damn, that was the funniest thing I've EVER seen on this website!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It is piss in your pants funny!!!!!!



  44. 44

    Re: SassySadie – Iknow, right? What the fuck, dude, she hit her head on S N O W, as she was skiing! Hard-pack snows isn't made of marshmellow fluff!



  45. 45

    Perez, honey, educate yourself. The reason some autopsies take months is because drug testing is involved. If it's a clear cut autopsy, then it's usually very quick.



  46. 46

    you aren't sad. you are using exclamation points like an excited school girl.

  47. aj says – reply to this


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    Re: LizardKinG – hahaha



  48. 48

    I guess the ski resort is making her ski instructor keep his mouth shut!!



  49. 49

    This is BULLSHIT… she fell much harder than the ski resort is trying to say. This was not just a little tumble down the hill. They should have demanded she see a doctor right away. I smell a cover up!!



  50. 50

    Re: SOMETHING SMELLS

    You are an idiot. Our health care system is great and she would have been given the best care possible. Due to the fact that she is not a Canadian citizen, she would have been charged for services done to her or her health care insurance would have picked up the tab. She wasn't flown home to get "better services" or "services she was denied". If she was critical at that time, and was experiencing inter-cranial pressure she would have been treated in Montreal. By the way, the hospital in Montreal was one of the best neurological hospitals to be in. My guess, it was already too late when she was flown home. Don't you think it is weird that when she was taken to New York, she was taken to a hospital that is not known for "critical neurological" care. Know your facts about the whole situation before you voice that she died because she was in Canada. She wouldn't have had any more chance of surviving if she was in your country. It is a shame that instead of voicing concern for her family, you are spending your time criticizing a country you do not reside in. Do your research of how many Americans die of head trauma everyday in your own country before you open your mouth.



  51. 51

    So sad. It reminds me of the movie "Love…actually" where Liam Neesons wife died too



  52. 52

    Well no fucking shit she died of a blunt impact to her head. This is BREAKING NEWS? Fuck the media.



  53. 53

    HONK! Asswipe.



  54. 54

    Re: Tinalouise

    That is why the first ambulance was called to tend to her but if she refused care they do not have the right to transport her to the hospital. If at all she said "no I am alright, I don't want to go" and the paramedics deemed her to be okay then she does not have to be transported….the patient has the right of refusal of care. It only takes a little fall to get blunt force trauma to the head. Blunt force trauma can happen when you fall when you are walking….it can happen when one thinks little force has been applied to the head. She should have went to get checked out right away, but she waited too long until the headaches started.



  55. 55

    THIS MAKES ME SO SAD I CAN'T STAND IT. THE WORST PART IS THAT THIS COULD HAVE POSSIBLY BEEN PREVENTED. THE EMT'S WERE PREVENTED FROM EVEN SEEING HER! SHE FELT FINE AFTERWARDS BUT DIDN'T KNOW SHE INTERNAL BLEEDING IN HER BRAIN. I'M SO SAD. I SMELL A POTENTIAL HUGE LAWSUIT.



  56. 56

    Enough all-ready big deal 50,000 americans a year die of the same thing. Let the scank and her fam in peace



  57. 57

    Re: Hmm.. Where is BBD and Harry?? – Wow that's almost as gay as Perez. Lol. :)



  58. 58

    Re: SOMETHING SMELLS – We all talk shit about Perez, so what?? Perez is being a fat fuck.



  59. 59

    Hey ya'll if you don't like perez, maybe don't read his blog??



  60. 60

    You are such a stupid, fu.ck.ing as.shole Hilton.  Autopsies don't take months, they probably take an hour or two depending on the case.  Results can take months, and even those are really specific testing like cultures or tests looking for something usually done on tissue or blood.  You have been practically salivating over this and it makes me sick. This wasn't your beloved freaks Angelina, Britney, or Madonna, this was a woman and a family with class. You aren't even on the same planet as these people. Get over it, wait for your darling hag Jade to die, and please leave these people alone. You should be struck by lightning (or that big ass truck) if you dare say her name again. End it, asshole.



  61. 61

    So, always wear headgear/helmet when skiing or riding a bicycle!!!



  62. 62

    Re: SOMETHING SMELLS – Sony Bono and Michael Kennedy were in skiing accident in the U.S. not Canada and they died. Why put the blame on our medicare system ? I have 100% faith in our medical doctors and our hospitals. Stop putting the blame on my country, you should have medical coverage for everyone in the U.S. supposedly the greatest country in the world, NOT.



  63. 63

    I hope they donated organs. Important stuff. I hope they don't pray (such codswallop).

    mostly I hope she didn't have horrific pain, just slipped into a coma….sad for the kids, no question. very sad for family.



  64. 64

    I feel terrible for that ski instructor. Even though she (apparently) did everything right, man, talk about the trauma and guilt and images…..and notoriety. such bad feelings.



  65. 65

    Re: Tinalouise – Haven't you read somewhere on the Web that Natasha initially REFUSED medical care, she did not feel any pain at first. Is this going to turn into a silly game of Canada is to blame ? Get over it. The ski instructors could not force Natasha to go to the hospital, we live in a free country. It was only after she got a headache that she ACCEPTED to go to the hospital, it was too late. Get your facts straight.



  66. 66

    yikes! makes me wonder what happens whenever we hit our head on say the cupboard door or the wall and end up with a bump and bruise. that's the same thing that happened to her. so i guess we should all get checked out right away, coz look what happened here. yikes again. RIP Natasha. so sad and so quick!



  67. 67

    ok some of you really need to get over yourselves and grow a heart!! stop bagging out perez and respect Natasha! it is soo sad and all you can do is criticize! just get over yourselves!
    RIP Natasha! my heart is with her family and friends



  68. 68

    Re: SOMETHING SMELLS – wow, that's one of the dumbest things i've seen in a while, even from perez. natasha refused medical attention. the ski instructor and ski patrol called the ambulance and you can check the 911 records if you don't believe that. natasha said, nah, i'm okay. they escorted her to her room. an hour later she realized she was in trouble and they were very fast. besides, think about it, montreal is one of the best places in the world to get medical services, plus that hospital they took her is top notch in neurological care. when she was transferred to nyc, they took her to a hospital that isn't even as good as montreal. so yeah, that's when i knew they basically took her home to die. so yeah, don't be blaming canada. blame natasha for refusing medical attention and not wearing a helmet. simple as that.



  69. 69

    Re: SOMETHING SMELLS – babe i dont think you understand the concept of socialized health care! rent out sicko by micheal moore and you could learn a thing or two…. and its no ones fault why play the blame game when a family has just lost a member!



  70. 70

    Re: recklesskellie – well la di dah you're a "flight nurse" and stuff. you weren't there at the hospital so you have no idea what happened, and you also have no idea what they did in nyc so yeah, keep your "flight nurse" stuff to yourself, yeah?



  71. 71

    As someone who was at Tremblant that same weekend, I'd speculate that she may have simply hit her head on the snow.
    It was rock solid and mostly ice; some of the worst snow conditions I've seen there.
    So sad.



  72. 72

    Re: SOMETHING SMELLS
    I don't really feel the need to add much more to the previous replies on this one.
    Just reiterate the fact that you are an absolute moron with no clue what you're talking about it.
    I love how easy it is for people to spout bullshit online….



  73. 73

    I have to wonder if they'd taken her to the hospital sooner, what would have happened? But then, she could have ended up semi-vegetative, and/or with years of painful rehab ahead of her, so who's to say which is better?

    Either way, I hope they decide to donate her organs. She could save more than one person't life that way, keep other children from losing their mom or dad, and turn something terrible into something positive.



  74. 74

    Re: megjls – DON'T CALL ME AN IDIOT. MARK MY WORDS, YOU WILL HERE THAT THE CANADIANS ARE AT FAULT FOR HER DEATH BECAUSE THEY DID NOT ACT FASTER OR TREAT HER FASTER. I HEARD ONE AMBULANCE LEFT HER HOTEL WITHOUT TAKING HER TO THE HOSPITAL. I KNOW FOR A FACT HERE IN THE USA, YOU ARE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL EVEN IF YOU REFUSE TO BE TRANSPORTED. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE SO MEAN TO ME. HOW RUDE.



  75. 75

    Oh, and BTW, I heard somewhere that emerg. neurosurgery actually was performed in Canada, although at the moment I can't recall the source. Once I heard she was moved anywhere beyond Montreal, esp. across the border, I knew she was either fine or basically dead. No medical team would allow transport otherwise. The facilities in Montreal are world-class. I've been in hospitals in the US (as a private, self-pay patient) and in Canada (as a citizen), and I can say that I did not notice any difference in the standard of care. We have problems with our medical system in terms of wait times for non-essential services, but access to emergency facilities and technology is state-of-the-art. Some of the best medical schools in the world are in Canada, and some of the best research and training facilties are Canadian.



  76. 76

    Re: Lo1991 – the bottom line is universal healthcare is just another name for a hmo run by the government. you get what you pay for and if you pay for it, you get better healthcare. my canadian friend told me that when she had a baby she had to bring her own maxi pads and tylenol and had to leave the hospital the next day. she said having a baby in the usa was a luxury and they didn't give her epidural in canada.



  77. 77

    This is so sad! Godspeed to her sons and husband.



  78. 78

    This is so sad, my thoughts go out to Liam and their family. Its very scary that from a head injury this can happen.
    RIP Natasha.

  79. are13 says – reply to this


    79

    STOP MF TALKING ABOUT HER…..A$$



  80. 80

    This is not to be disrespectful at all, but going down "Bunny Hill" or Beginner's Hill skiing, the only thing to fall on is soft snow. I just don't get it. I hope someone didn't hit her on the head. Wonder how many witnesses there were.
    RIP pretty lady.



  81. 81

    Its so sad such a beautiful person inside and out would just leave this earth so fast. Everyone trashing perez do it on another fucking headline have some fucking respect for the dead! you arrogant mofos! RIP Natasha.My heart goes out to the family



  82. 82

    I never post online regarding a celebrity's personal life. But Natasha was a great movie star with grace and care. I believe she was a spirited person, condolences to her family. I understand the fear of losing someone you love and the actual act of losing someone. I give my fullest sympathies to her husband, children, and loving mother. God took her for a reason, her spirit is needed in the afterlife. I hope your family moves on and keep her legacy alive and fullfil your destinies.

    Deepest condolences.

    Shayla
    Home And Presents
    Owner
    www.homeandpresents.com



  83. 83

    Re: SOMETHING SMELLS
    Look its not socialized medicine but universal. She was brought to a local hospital close to Mont Tremblant and then transferred to a huge hospital in the north end of Montreal called Sacre Coeur. I lived for over 30 years close to this hospital and this is where all critical trauma patients come to from the surrounding northern area of Montreal. About this hospital, my Mother had hip replacement surgery there and not only did it not cost her a cent but it was performed by a top well known surgeon.
    This could have very well happened in a ski hill in Vermont or Colorado and the same thing would have happened. If the closest hospital would not have had extreme trauma services then she would have been transferred to the one that did. By the time she was flown to New York, the doctors here had already decided that there was nothing to do. She was flown to New York so that the whole family could gather together and because this is where her residency was..



  84. 84

    I WAS WAITING FOR THE CANADIAN BLAME GAME TO HAPPEN..
    You know, you guys have always used us as your punching bag, but getting back to the topic.. What about all the other tragic accidents that have happened in the States like the Kennedys and Sonny Bono? Who's fault is that and nobody is pointing the finger at the country because it all happened in the U.S.
    I am hoping the Mont Tremblant doesn't end up with a huge lawsuit because it is a great resort and honestly, we're just trying to live in peace up here!!!!



  85. 85

    The proper protocol was followed with her. She was with a ski instructor and when she fell, the instructor called the paramedics on the hill. She was brought to her hotel by the hill paramedics, an ambulance was called but she refused treatment because she was feeling fine. An hour later, she was complaining of headaches and the ambulance was called and subsequently brought to the hospital.



  86. 86

    Re: SOMETHING SMELLS

    You have no idea what you are talking about. I had two children here in Canada and at no time did I have to bring my own pads or tylenol. If your friend did..what was the total cost, maybe $15. What does it cost to have a child in the states…like close to $20000? Seriously, shut your stupid mouth because you have no idea what you are talking about. Like I am so rude about calling you an idiot…what about you talking a bunch of shit that you have no knowledge about. Just shut the hell up already!!



  87. 87

    Re: SOMETHING SMELLS

    It all depends on the hospital you go to.

    the ones that are always packed and don't have extra room to keep you for days, unless something isn't right. Yes they don't keep you for more than 1-2 days after having a baby.

    They suggest bringing your own pads and baby formula and exc.. because it probably cost them lots and they only cary the one type. I don't think they will be running to you if you just need more pads or something, when other people need the nurses help. — its def changed over the years.

    My friend gave birth up North in Parrysound (2-3hours from toronto)… smaller town.. and they supplied her with everything!..and let her stay for 4 days…and would of let her stay longer. She even got a private room. no extra charge. SO like I said, it depends on the hospital. I think that goes for anywhere really.



  88. 88

    Re: SOMETHING SMELLS – #7 they left because she said she was fine you idiot, you know AMA against medical advice? god your thick aint ya?



  89. 89

    sorry 7 i meant 78



  90. 90

    that's why clever people wear a helmet while skiing



  91. 91

    Damn it. What the hell? This makes everyone cautious now about hitting their head. She was only 45! It's not THAT old!! I loved her in general.



  92. 92

    So sad, her poor kids.



  93. 93

    The lights on Broadway were dimmed for her last night… The city is very sad over her loss. Tragic!



  94. 94

    Is this how the media respects Liam's and his son's request to be allowed this time to grieve?
    This is tragic and sad to that the media is in another frenzy over someone else's pain and loss.



  95. 95

    O.k…Canadian medical standards stop at the Quebec border. There is no heli-transport medical service between hospitals there, even in emergencies. Even Canadians who are visiting Quebec are advised to have additional travel medical insurance.



  96. 96

    OMG! Everyone knows how she died you stupid idiot! She was skiiing in Quebec at Mont St-Jerome… She had a ski accident and hit her head.. The people who worked there told her to go to the hospital but she didnt want to, she said she was okay… The next day she was sent to St-Justine Hospital in Montreal cause she wasnt feeling well. Then they sent her to a hospital in NYC! Thats where she died. If you wouldve typed her name on google or yahoo you wouldve known this story !



  97. 97

    Canada cares responsible for Richardson's death? FY (Canadian reply)

    youtube.com/watch?v=HQ4McUQs8yQ



  98. 98

    Canada cares responsible for Richardson's death? FY (Canadian reply)

    youtube(DOT)com/watch?v=HQ4McUQs8yQ