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Megan Hilty On Her Sister’s Death: Read To Know More

Megan Hilty has spoken up about the sadness of losing her brother-in-law, her baby nephew, and her pregnant sister, who died at the time. On Sunday, a seaplane crash off the coast of Washington state claimed the lives of the Smash star’s family.

Hilty shared her profound grief and a description of the tragic accident on Instagram on Wednesday night. She 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 expected to welcome baby boy Luca into the world next month.”

She continued, “The worst three days of our lives have been these last three. The extent of our sorrow cannot be properly expressed in words.”

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As stated by the U.S. Coast Guard, Lauren Hilty, Ross Mickel, and their child, Remy Mickel, were among the ten occupants of a seaplane that crashed into Mutiny Bay off Whidbey Island. There were also three other persons on board: Lauren Hilty, a member of the Coast Guard.

The Hilty family revealed that Lauren was expecting the couple’s second child, a boy who would be named Luca, in a statement to Seattle NBC affiliate KING 5 after the accident.

The statement read, “We are greatly saddened and totally devastated at the loss of our beloved Ross Mickel, Lauren Hilty, Remy and their unborn baby boy, Luca. Our collective grief is unimaginable. They were a bright and shining light in the lives of everyone who knew them. Although their time with us was too short, we will carry their legacy ahead.”

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“We want to thank all the first responders, emergency service agencies of Whidbey Island, Island County, the United States Coast Guard (USCG), Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI), and the private citizens who participated in the search and rescue efforts following the crash. We have seen an unbelievable outpouring of love and support from our friends, family, and the general public.

The families and friends of those who also lost loved ones aboard are in our thoughts and prayers. We are asking that our privacy be respected at this difficult time as we mourn the loss of our family members, “The statement further said.

The NBC series Smash is where Tony Award-nominated actress Megan is best recognised for her work. In 2016, she participated in the Broadway production of Noises Off. In the Lifetime TV movie Patsy and Loretta, she also played the part of Patsy Cline, who perished in a plane crash.

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