Broadway star Ruthie Ann Miles has sadly lost her unborn baby just two months after being involved in a car crash in Brooklyn, New York.
A lawyer released a statement on behalf of Ruthie and her husband Jonathan saying that their pain “is nearly impossible to fathom” (via People).
Referencing the crash, which also tragically killed their 4-year-old daughter Abigail, Ben Rubinowitz said: “At the time of the crash, Ruthie was pregnant and was severely injured.
“This past Friday, Ruthie and Jonathan lost their baby, Sophia Rosemary Wong Blumenstein. The pain suffered by Ruthie and Jonathan is nearly impossible to fathom.”
[Ruthie Ann Miles pictured with her daughter, Abigail, last year]
Ruthie – real-name Ruthie Ann Blumenstein – and a number of other pedestrians were hit by a car after it ran through a red light back in March.
In addition to the tragic death of Miles’s daughter, it’s reported that another child who was at the scene has also passed away. Five people in total were hurt in the crash.
Following the accident, a GoFundMe page was set up in honour of Miles’ family. Although no longer accepting donations, the page raised over $425,000, far exceeding its original $5,000 target.
Miles, who has also appeared in TV’s The Americans, has starred in a number of Broadway productions, most notably in The King and I, for which she won a Tony Award in 2015.
[Miles performing with the cast of The King and I]
After news of the accident broke, members of the Broadway community shared their messages of condolences and support for Ruthie Ann and her family, including Ben Platt, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Kristin Chenoweth.
“This incredible woman of unimaginable kindness and goodness and talent is going through the absolutely unthinkable,” Platt wrote on Twitter, while the Hamilton creator said he was “heartsick” by the news.
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