Following the tragic 1981 death of actress Natalie Wood life hasn't been the same for the heartbroken family. Now, a GoFundMe page has been created to help the late star's tragic sister Lana Wood, get back on her feet. Click through RadarOnline.com's gallery to learn more.
Just in time for CBS' Natalie Wood special, a friend of Lana Wood launched a fundraising program to help her 71-year-old pal. "If Natalie were alive today, she would not let her sister live and be treated like this," wrote the friend on the GoFundMe site.
"She can't even afford to put credit in her phone," continued Lana's pal. "She now also has no car. She was in tears as she told me she couldn't arrange with her granddaughter (who she now looks after since her daughters passing) to pick her up as they have no credit to contact each other. The situation is desperate."
Speaking of the fact that Natalie Wood's former husband, Robert Wagner remains a person of interest in the mysterious case, the pal added: "The Wagner affect continues." As Radar readers know, Lana confronted Robert, 87, after the drowning death of Natalie to ask him what exactly happened. He refused to give her answer and instead bashed her for accusing him of murder.
A shocking video clip of Lana Wood's dire living situation (before the GoFundMe was established) was linked to the page. She was shown living in a crowded motel room with her daughter, her daughters husband and Lana's grandson. She shopped at Goodwill and ate junk food from the local market.
"Lana should not be living like this in her 70's and now has the added pressure of bringing up her grandchildren who have recently suffered the loss of their mother," said the tragic woman's friend.
"Lana thanks to you guys is now back in a home of her own with the family but as usual is struggling and surviving by the skin of her teeth," the pal later assured, saying that the money raised would now go towards: helping Lana to get to a comfortable living situation, helping Lana set up a nonprofit for other victims of Hollywood, and legal action if required depending on what is announced on Monday at the press conference.
The friend added that Lana and the family would also like to build some sort of memorial for Natalie Wood – possibly a bronze statue.
#justicefornatalie is the hashtag for the fundraising project.
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