British actress and wife of Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson, has been transferred to a hospital in New York from Montreal. Ms Richardson, who has starred in The Parent Trap and won a Tony award in 1998, fell ill after a beginners skiing lesson went wrong. It is reported that she fell and tumbled down a hill while having a private lesson. The instructor rushed to her aid and she appeared to be fine. However, later she began to feel ill and was then rushed to a nearby hospital.

It is still unconfirmed as to what her condition is at this stage. Liam Neeson left the set of his new movie 'Chloe' to be by her side.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

- Alicia Coyle

(Sheena McGinley is away)

*UPDATED 00.02am* Natasha Richardson has died. To recap, the actress had the accident on Monday on a Canadian nursery slope. She was flown to New York on Tuesday and has since died of "severe head trauma". Liam Neeson and their two sons were with her when she passed. The family are said to be "shocked and devastated by the loss of their beloved Natasha".

This horrific incident just further highlights how fragile life is.