This story just makes me feel so sad! I didn't know her I've seen her movies but I didn't know her likes and dislikes. I do know she left behind a family a husband and two children which breaks my heart. I hear she fell and was okay and hour later had to be rushed to the hosptial. That is scary, witnesses said she was laughing when she first fell and the next thing you hear she is in the hosptial and brain dead. I personally don't like skiing I remember going on a field trip in 6th grade and I couldn't get up every time, I tried to ski and I swore I would never go again (and I haven't)! I found this article about her entitled Doctor: Natasha Richardson May Have Suffered 'Talk and Die' Syndrome “I can only speculate, but it sounds like something we call the ‘talk and die’ syndrome,” said Dr. Steven Flanagan, director of Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University’s Langone Medical Center. “What this implies is that someone hits their head and they are seemingly OK initially," he told FOXNews.com. "But then they get a rapid collection of blood — usually called epidural hemorrhage — and that means bleeding between the skull and the brain. For the rest of that article go to http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,509586,00.html Is skiing really safe should helmets be worn? I think if a person is new at it and inexperienced they should have to wear a helmet. That is really awful condolences to the family!