Another Famous Person taken out by Skiing.

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    Oh no, she is a good actress! She was good in 'the parent trap'...
     
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    This is so sad, it really makes you think we have to appreciate every day no matter how difficult.
     
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    I was about to make a snarky Sonny comment until I saw who this was. So sad. It's also why I'm a little more careful on the slopes these days.
     
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    Apparently she is either brain dead, or close to it, in critical condition...

    i know three people who died while skiing, two hit trees at very high speed, One in an avalanche in back country.

    she was a beginner taking a lesson and had her accident on the bunny slope...no tree, no rock...not wearing a helmet, and just fell, and hit her head and apparently was fine for about an hour then began to feel badly.

    now she has been airlifted to NYC from Montreal, apparently heavily sedated and critical, i would assume to undergo neuro/brain surgery at a New York hospital.

    talk about fucked up.

    it sounds to me like it was an epidural or subdural hemotoma or something. maybe she fractured the skull...who knows, they say there was no outer bleeding, but those hemotoma's come on slowly apparently...

    P.s. - oops...sorry didn't see the thread
     
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    She's reported to be brain dead and being transported to New York where her family is gathering to take her off life support. She's leaving behind two teenage sons, husband Liam Neeson, and her mom, Vanessa Redgrave.
     
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    Tragic to hear, I feel badly for her family. What started as a day of fun, turned tragic.
     
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    OH NO! I heard nothing about this on the news and I wasn't online most of the day. Her poor family must be devastated. :frown1: My heart goes out to them.
     
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    That's terrible :(
     
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    I read a conflicting report today. The intro said she had suffered serious head injuries. But it then went on to say that after the accident she appeared to be find and it was only later that she complained of feeling unwell and she was taken to hospital.

    Maybe its internal haemorraging or something but I had thought she had cracked her skull open. Her family were said to be 'confused' about the situation. Maybe she'll be alright?

    I didn't know she was married to Liam Neeson.
     
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    I used to see them around the UWS and they looked so happy together. Tragic.
     
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    apparently, outlets are now reporting she has been taken off life support :frown1:
     
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    Something just strikes me so odd about what has been reported. If it was an unremarkable fall there would have been no reason to call the ski patrol and have her taken off the ski slope. I suspect that she must have hit her head on ice or a rock in the snow. They have also reported that she was not wearing a helmut. I have been skiing since I was five years old and have neither worn a helmut or known anyone who has. I feel terrible for her and the family.
     
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    originally i thought so too, but like you i was skiing since i could literally crawl, and used to race up until i was in my early teens, and i don't know about you, but i know i've taken some hard spills on hard packed snow, not ice or rock. and it can hurt badly.

    my guess is that she got going a little too fast, and either the skis went out from under her and she fell back really hard, with her head snapping back and hitting the ground very fast, or, she went head first like you see beginners do, when they lose balance, one ski goes out of control and goes under the other ski, and they literally "trip" get spun and land hard forward, sort of twisted around.

    obviously i am just speculating, but i could definitely see a really bad thump.

    don't forget, it is swelling and bruising that causes the problem, and i have seen the ski patrol called for far less, especially since it is just a precaution...don't forget, Bunny Hills are rarely too high or long runs, and in many resorts it is policy, to put the injured in a sled/tobaggon and get them down off the slope ( i assume both for safety and legal liability reasons)

    I skied with a helmet when i was really young, since i was on skis at age 3, and i loved my helmet! It was awesome...it was silver and had my Rossignol stickers on it...i was a little bad ass...all of us on the racing team when we were little wore them, since we were little maniacs, terrorizing the mountain when we were not racing LOL... :wink:

    but then once i got to a certain age, like 8-9 i didn't wear it anymore
     
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    Sad news has been confirmed

    she has passed away :frown1:

    RIP
     
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    I have been so sad by all of this since this story started. My thoughts are with her and her family and friends!
     
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    yeah...it's a real downer...

    she never was really a "big star" in movies, but she was a very talented actress on stage.
     
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    :frown:

    How sad she's gone!
    RIP my dear
     
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    First I am sadden by these events that have taken away a wife from her husband, a mother from her children, and a daughter from her parents.
    As sad as this story is, if she had lived and been severely brain damaged, she is better off moving on with what comes next. It is often worse to survive than to go.
     
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