Washington [US]: ‘Wicked’ big name Megan Hilty spoke out about the tragic deaths of her pregnant sister, brother-in-law, and nephew in a floatplane crash over Labor Day weekend.
Megan took to her Instagram deal with and wrote, “On Sunday afternoon, a small float plane crashed into Puget Sound off the coast of Whidbey Island. My beloved sister Lauren, brother-in-law Ross and baby nephew Remy were on that plane. To make this news even more devastating, my sister was eight months pregnant and we were expecting to welcome baby boy Luca into the world next month.
The last three days have been the worst of our lives. There are truly no words to appropriately convey the depth of our grief. The last thing I wanted to do was acknowledge this painful family tragedy publicly, but it’s come to my attention that several news outlets have misgendered my sweet nephew and some haven’t even mentioned baby Luca. Lauren and Ross left behind my niece who we are all holding in our hearts. Thankfully, she was not on the plane and we ask that her name and personal information be kept private as she is a minor. It is important these details be corrected to respectfully honor everyone we’ve lost and the loved ones they’ve left behind. The outpouring of love and support has meant so much to everyone in our family. It has been so comforting to know just how loved Lauren, Ross, Remy and Luca truly are.”
Hilty is maximum remembered for her overall performance as Glinda the Good Witch inside the Broadway production of “Wicked,” in which she starred from 2005 to 2006. She also played a component in other venues.
The performer was additionally nominated for a Tony Award for “Noises Off” and her portrayal of Brooke Ashton.
“We do not know any details yet regarding the purpose of the twist of fate,” an announcement from the employer stated. “We are working with the FAA, NTSB and Coast Guard. We were in communique with the families. We pray for the families concerned, inclusive of our pilot and his family.” Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash.