Natasha Richardson turned down a $10 ski helmet that could have saved her life, workers at the Mont Tremblant ski resort tell the Sun. Employees say the actress was cheerful but a little nervous ahead of the ski lesson that led to her fatal fall. She told staff she wasn't a good skier but declined the offer to rent protective headgear.
"Every skier is encouraged to wear a helmet, especially beginners like Natasha," an employee said. "But it is not legally enforced and they can always refuse."