Richardson Off Life Support

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2009 4:00 PM CDT
In a 2008 file photo, Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson pose in London.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan/file)
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(Newser) – Natasha Richardson's family has taken the actress off life support, the New York Post reports. Family members including husband Liam Neeson, her two children, and her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, were standing vigil by her hospital bedside. Richardson, 45, suffered a critical brain injury in a ski accident two days ago. Meryl Streep and author Joan Didion were among visitors who paid their final respects today.

"It's one of the saddest things I've ever experienced," said Regis Philbin, who lives in Richardson's building.