Death of Natasha Richardson

May 11, 1963 - March 18, 2009
New York, New York | Age 45

Heiress to acting royalty dies at 45
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Autopsy: Richardson died from bleeding in brain

By HILLEL ITALIE, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK -- Actress Natasha Richardson died from bleeding in her skull caused by the fall she took on a ski slope, an autopsy found Thursday. The medical examiner ruled her death an accident, and doctors said she might have survived had she received immediate treatment.

Richardson suffered from an epidural hematoma, which causes bleeding between the skull and the brain's...

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