Medical Examiner Releases Cause Of Natasha's Death

March 19, 2009 By:
Medical Examiner Releases Cause Of Natasha's Death

We’ve all been left stunned at the tragic death of beloved actress Natasha Richardson. But many are still left wondering what exactly was the cause of death.

Since Monday, there have been several reports saying she had brain swelling, and other reports suggested she was brain dead. Today, the New York City Medical Examiner cleared up some questions.

Medical Examiner Ellen Borakove released a statement today saying her death was ruled an accident. She says the cause was due to “epidural hematoma due to blunt impact to the head.”

What this means is that a buildup of blood occurs between the outer membrane of the nervous system and the skull. Epidural Hematoma most commonly results from a blow to the head, which Natasha endured while on the ski slope.

There’s still no word on how and why Natasha was able to move around and talk right after her fall on the slopes, and how she deteriorated so quickly. But we’re sure Liam Neeson and the rest of Natasha’s family are waiting for several of their questions to be answered.

Her private funeral has been planned at the Greenwich Village Funeral Home. Our deepest condolences go out to the family!