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Natasha Richardson has died.
The Tony Award winner passed away today after being removed from life support at a New York hospital. She was 45.
“A small private funeral” is planned, according to friends who spoke earlier to E! News on behalf of the bereaved family.
The wife of Liam Neeson and daughter of Oscar winners Vanessa Redgrave and Tony Richardson was hospitalized Monday in Montreal after a fall during a ski lesson. Richardson, accompanied by Neeson, was flown Tuesday to New York and admitted to Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hospital, where she was declared brain dead.
"Liam Neeson, his sons, and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Natasha," Neeson rep Alan Nierob said in a statement. "They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time."