Socialite and former Vogue cover star Laura Krupinski found dead at 52 just months after losing both her millionaire parents and her son, 22, in a plane crash off the Hamptons coast
- Krupinski, who once dated Matt Dillon, was found dead Monday in Southampton
- Her dad Ben Krupinski, 70, mom Bonnie, also 70, and son William Maerov died in June last year after their private aircraft went down
- Laura was estranged from her parents after accusing her Hamptons builder father of an affair with his close friend Martha Stewart, which they both denied
- Mr Krupinski is said to have cut off his daughter’s monthly allowance of $26,000
- They did not reconcile and Laura’s uncle said she ‘went through hell’
The socialite and model Laura Krupinski has been found dead at the age of 52 just months after losing both her parents and son in a plane crash off the coast of the Hamptons.
The former Vogue cover star died Monday in Southampton, Page Six reports.
Her dad Ben Krupinski, 70, mom Bonnie, also 70, and 22-year-old son William Maerov died in June last year after their private aircraft went down.
The pilot, Jon Dollard, 47, also died.
Laura, who was estranged from her parents since 2013, had once dated Matt Dillon and made the cover of Vogue. She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte.
She fell out with her mother and father, a famed Hamptons builder, after telling her mom about her dad’s alleged affair with Martha Stewart.
The family did not reconcile before their deaths.
Laura Krupinski has been found dead at the age of 52 just months after losing both her parents and son in a plane crash. Socialite and model Krupinski died Monday in Southampton
Bernard ‘Ben’ Krupinski, left, his wife Bonnie, far right right and their grandson all died in the plane crash. Laura is pictured here with her parents
Ben built homes in the Hamptons for Stewart, Billy Joel and other high-profile celebrities.
Mr Krupinski, who was worth $150 million, is said to cut off his daughter’s monthly allowance of $26,000 and kicked her out of their Bedford house following her accusations.
She said they took away everything that she owned including clothes and wedding china. Laura said at the time: ‘Dad told me he hated me and never wanted to see me again. We haven’t talked since.’
‘They have tried to do everything to hurt me,’ she added. ‘They paint me as horrendous, I am their only child. There is no love; all they care for is money. I have no demons except my parents.’
Her uncle, Kevin Ackley, paid tribute to his niece on Facebook, writing: ‘They called her a young Elizabeth Taylor. She loved her kids. She went through hell this past year.’
He ex-husband, Lance Maerov, added: ‘We are deeply saddened to learn about Laura’s tragic passing and ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time.’
Laura, who was estranged from her parents since 2013, had once dated Matt Dillon
Laura claimed her father cut her off from her $26,000 monthly allowance and her mother refused to speak to her. She said they kicked her out of her Bedford home after making the claims about Stewart and her dad
Martha Stewart is pictured (center) with Ben Krupinski (left) and his wife Bonnie (right) and their grandson Will Maerov (second from left)
Ben(left) and Bonnie (center, left) and Will (right) all died in June last year
While building homes for the rich and famous, Mr Krupinski became a central figure in the Hamptons.
Stewart’s reps strongly denied accusations from Laura that they had an affair, and insisted that they were just close friends.
Irish republican leader Gerry Adams and professional golfer Ben Crenshaw attended the funeral of her parents and Stewart delivered the eulogy.
The Piper PA31 Navajo aircraft was about one mile away from the airport when it lost contact with the East Hampton Tower, the East Hampton Police Department said.