$50,000 for family, friends of ‘Velvet Revolution’ singer dies in plane crash
NEW YORK — A family member of a pop singer who died when her plane crashed in the Hudson River on Sunday said she was paying tribute to Velvet Revolution’s singer, singer-songwriter and fashion icon Velvet Underground.
The family member, who requested anonymity, told CBS News the singer, 31, died when she lost control of her Piper PA-32, a model-like aircraft, at 6:20 p.m. in the waters of the Hudson at the end of her flight from New York to Los Angeles.
She was 35 years old.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
She had been in a stable condition at a hospital.
She was the second person to die in a plane crash in the last six years.
In 2014, a British Airways plane crashed at a cruising altitude near Manchester, England, killing one person.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.