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Natasha Richardson, March 18, age 45: The gracious, stunning Richardson died so shockingly that it was front page news for weeks. She had taken a minor fall while skiing on a beginners slope in Quebec, then later complained of a headache. She was flown to New York, where she died of an subdural hematoma. The daughter of Vanessa Redgrave and director Tony Richardson, and sister of Joely Richardson, Natasha acted steadily onstage and in films. She met Liam Neeson in the early '90s, and the two wed in 1994 and had two sons, who were at her side when she died. She once said, "I wake up every morning feeling lucky, which is driven by fear, no doubt, since I know it could all go away."