There has been a lot of speculation as to what caused the very untimely and tragic death of Natasha Richardson, considering her fall on the ski slope didn't seem to be too bad. She had been laughing and talking immediately after and reportedly didn't have any visible injuries.
An autopsy was completed this afternoon and the coroner has found that the actress suffered from a blunt trauma to the head, which caused internal brain bleeding. Her death has been ruled an accident.
The one thing that is not known is what exactly she hit her head on. She fell on the bunny slope, in the middle of the hill, and only landed on snow, from what the witnesses said. I mean, she was laughing afterwards!
I suppose just the impact of hitting the ground could have caused the trauma -- snow can be very hard when packed together. But doesn't it make you think twice about hopping on some skis -- or taking your kids skiing?
So sad, so unfortunate, so tragic.