Posted May 10, 2019 06:14:36The cast of “Dreamgirls” died in a plane crash at sea.
The plane was en route from Tokyo to Guam, Japan, when it crashed, the Associated Press reported.
The cause of the crash has not been released.
The cast, including Eileen Atkins, Lisa Mignola, Marla Maples, and Julie Delpy, were aboard the plane on June 10.
They were in the middle of filming a new episode of the series when it disappeared from radar screens.
The crew was unable to locate the plane and were trying to contact relatives, the AP reported.
“I don’t think anyone knew exactly what was going on until I saw the news,” Atkins said in a statement.
“I knew that they had been shot down and that they were very distraught.”
The crew members were able to get out of the plane.
They are survived by their children, and Atkins has two grandchildren.
“This is a terrible loss for all of us, but especially for the children who were born on this day,” Mignolola said in an Instagram post.
“We love you all, and we’ll be praying for you all in heaven.”