Actress Megan Hilty is speaking out after the death of her family members.
Hilty also posted a photo on Instagram of her sister, Lauren, brother-in-law Ross and nephew Remy, sharing how heartbroken she was after they died in a seaplane that crashed into Washington’s Puget Sound on September 4.
Megan Hilty Speaks Out After Tragic Deaths Of Her Pregnant Sister, Brother-In-Law, And Nephew
Hilty’s sister was also pregnant at the time of her death.
“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,” the actor began her post.
“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.”
Hilty continued that the last three days have “been the worst of our lives.”
“There are truly no words to appropriately convey the depth of our grief,” she wrote, adding the last thing she 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.”
TODAY was one of the outlets that misgendered baby Remy in a story published early Wednesday.
“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,” she added. “It is important these details be corrected to respectfully honor everyone we’ve lost and the loved ones they’ve left behind.”
Hilty concluded her statement by writing that the outpouring of love and support has meant so much to everyone in her family.
“It has been so comforting to know just how loved Lauren, Ross, Remy and Luca truly are,” she wrote.
A float plane carrying 10 people crashed this past Sunday in Washington’s Puget Sound. Sadly, Megan’s three family members were among the passengers. The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed the passengers’ names in a press release on Tuesday, however, they have recovered only one body, and the remaining nine people on board are still missing but presumed dead.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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