Lina Morgana has become an urban legend only two years after her tragic death.
Many claim via the Internet that the death is really a hoax to launch a young woman’s career.
I wish it were a hoax. but some further investigation uncovered a small item about a ” jumper who dies” in Staten Island.
Unfortunately that young jumper was Lina Morgana, a cowriter and singer of Lady Gaga songs bought on by Rob Fusari and signed by Sony at the age of 17. The singer Lina and the young woman Stephani Germanotta who would later become famous as Lady Gaga wrote 15- 25 songs together.
Interestingly enough, it appears that Lina was supposed to be the pop star and gaga was to be her back up singer and writer.
A plump and dowdy Stephani Germanotta stood in the wings and watched the gorgeous swan Lina Morgana blossom into a Sony backed up and coming talent.
But unfortunately the girl who emigrated with her single teenage mother at a young age from Russia had a very dark side. She suffered from severe depression. It appears she fought with her manager mother Yama Morgana at timess she even jokes about it on her myspace page.. But the mother-daughter tension was nothing to compare with the severe mental illness about to claim her life.
Here’s an account on her death: (See the full article on my links page.)
Jumper at Staten Island Hotel dies
A woman believed to be in her 20s or 30s jumped from the roof of the Staten Island Hotel in Graniteville this morning. The woman — whose identity is currently unknown — was pronounced dead at Richmond University Medical Center in West Brighton, police said. No criminality is suspected.
Shocked witnesses said the emotionally disturbed woman appeared to be dancing or exercising on the roof of the 10-story building when she suddenly jumped off the front at about 11:20 a.m.
During her descent, the woman hit part of the scaffolding that rings the building as it is undergoing a facade renovation, according to a police source. The entrance to the 187-room hotel, located at 1415 Richmond Ave., was cordoned off with police tape as investigators examined the spot where the woman landed.
The source added that the access doors to the roof are not locked, but an interior alarm does sound when they are opened.
Police at the scene were trying match a pair of Ford keys to various cars in the parking lot, searching for the victim’s vehicle. They were also trying to determine whether she was a guest at the hotel.
The hotel was hosting a coin show when the tragedy occurred.
Calls to management seeking comment were not returned.
The hotel was sold for $18.6 million in June and the will be renamed Crowne Plaza Hotel, a national franchise brand.
-Contributed by Doug Auer
There is a comment from a reader about Stephani Germanotta who became a sexy and smooth Lady Gaga, only weeks after Lina’s death. “The woman is now speculated to be Lina Morgana according to this Lady GaGa fan page.”
Here is Lina Morgana’s MySpace page with some of her music videos. http://www.myspace.com/linamorgana
In another Ironic twist, the one credit Lina had in the movie business was an episode of” ghost stories” where Lina played a young GIna Gershon. Now she is herself a ghost and an Internet legend.
RIP Lina Morgana until we come for you and make you the Idol you always dreamed of being in your short not so lovely life.