Man Killed By Train a Morristown's Got Talent Winner
Stanislav Kling-Loy, playing violin, took the top prize in 2011 in annual school district fundraiser.
The man whom an NJ Transit spokeswoman Monday said made no attempt to move out of the way of an oncoming train was later identified as Stanislav Kling-Loy, who won the annual Morristown's Got Talent event with his sister in February 2011.
He was 21 at the time of death, the spokeswoman said.
Stanislav and his sister Junia, who was 14 at the time of the competition, performed a violin and piano duet that took first place. Stanislav played the violin.
"We are saddened to hear about this tragic loss," said Debbie Sontupe, chair of the Morris Educational Foundation, which runs Morristown's Got Talent. "Stasz was an extremely talented musician and wonderful person. We were honored to have him as part of the Morris Educational Foundation's family and as a winner of our Fourth Annual Morristown's Got Talent show. He inspired many of our other performers and all of us with his beautiful performance and warm spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time."
“Music kind of runs in the family,” Stanislav said before the February 2011 competition, an annual fundraiser for the Morris School District. “It was my mother who first put the violin in my hands.”
After attending Juilliard’s Prep Division for seven years, Stanislav was in 2011 attending Mannes College, a classical music conservatory that is affiliated with The New School. He had been home schooled.