Cyndi Lauper Loses Uncle in Superstorm Sandy
By DAVID WEINER
November 08, 2012
There have been many tragic casualties due to Superstorm Sandy, and sadly one of them was pop icon Cyndi Lauper's uncle.
The New York Post reports that 90-year-old George Stathis was found dead in his home in the Rockaways neighborhood of Queens, N.Y., which was hit hard by the storm.
During a performance at Lenox Hill's Autumn Ball in New York City on Monday, the singer and Queens native announced that her uncle died in the storm and dedicated a performance of Time After Time to him.
"He was old. He didn't want to leave his house," Lauper told the crowd. "I was in Chicago, and I called and said [to relatives], 'Why did you guys leave him?' And they just didn't think it was going to get that bad."
According to Reuters, at least 121 people were killed in the storm's rampage through the Northeast, including at least 80 in the New York/New Jersey area.