A statement from their publicist says "Liam Neeson, his sons, and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Natasha. They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time."
Earlier today, columnist Liz Smith had written: "Everybody in the family -- Liam, the two boys, Vanessa, Lynn Redgrave, Joely Richardson -- have all been in the hospital with Natasha, and word is in at 1:30 PM WEDNESDAY they have taken Natasha off of life support. This is not unexpected. Insiders felt yesterday, on learning they were flying Natasha in to Lenox Hill, that this meant her condition was hopeless and they were just finding a place to be together with her and to say good-bye. As one insider remarked: 'Nobody goes to Lenox Hill who is really sick; if she' d had a chance to live, they'd have found another great brain hospital!' This is all just utterly horrible to write!"
Our thoughts are with the family.