Cyndi Lauper Loses Uncle in Hurricane Sandy

Less than a week after superstorm Sandy tore through New York, the city and surrounding communities are starting to rebuild. But tales of tragedy continue to flood the newswire. The latest involves Cyndi Lauper, whose uncle joined the growing list of Sandy victims.

Spinner reports that 90-year-old George Stathis was found dead in his Queens, NY home while Lauper was in Chicago.

“He was old. He didn’t want to leave his house,” Lauper says. “…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.”

As of November 5, the death toll is reported to be at 117, with 48 occurring in New York and 24 in New Jersey.

Lauper was also affected by the Nor’Easter which hit the east coast this week when her book signing for Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir in New Jersey was cancelled. 

EJ Judge, Fresh 102.7 New York

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