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Natasha Richardson Health Update

It’s still quite confusing.

The actress was flown from Canada to New York yesterday, where she is at Lenox Hill Hospital.

At this moment there seem to be two camps of reporting. The BBC and some others are taking the “family is gathering” line. Her injuries are serious, they say, and the family is “very distressed” (the BBC) and “highly distressed” (NY Times). But that’s as far as they take it.

The New York tabloids go much farther. The NY Post has been reporting since yesterday that Richardson is “brain-dead.” The Daily News is running a history of her relationship with Liam Neeson which concludes, “Broadway mourns the ending of one of its favorite love stories.” And so on.

[Update: Sadly, Richardson has died.]

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