A POSTHUMOUS record will be released by the family of Vanessa Cavanagh, the 19-year-old showbiz star tragically killed in a recent car crash near Chiswick roundabout, with proceeds going towards supporting other rising starlets.

Floral tributes have flooded the scene where the Ford Escort carrying Miss Cavanagh, of Greenford, and her 22-year-old boyfriend Derrick Perry, of Shepherds Bush, careered into the support pillar of the A4.

Both died on impact, after returning from a family get-together when, for an as yet unknown reason, the early morning incident occurred.

Miss Cavanagh had been tipped as a star of the future by industry insiders after reaching the last 50 in television's Popstars programme (she featured in the same episode as Darius), but had already enjoyed an impressive career for a number of years previously.

She had starred as Amber' in children's TV programme The Biz', along with roles in the TV version of Enid Blyton's Famous Five', The Bill', Mike and Angelo', and had completed a full stint of musicals including Annie, Bugsy (as Tulula), Grease (as Riso) and had sung a duet with Mark from teen band A1 at a recent concert.

She had also sung solo performances at the London Palladium that earned her a number of record deal offers and was set to record a solo music video, penned by the writer for teen band Steps.

Appealing for witnesses, PC Stuart Davis, in charge of the accident investigation, tried to qualm fears that the stretch of road had become a hazard, after a previous accident at Brentford's nearby junction 2.

On October 27th, Tarlochan Parmar, of Chaucer Avenue, Hounslow, and Harminder Sekhon, of Burnham Gardens, Cranford, were both killed going in the opposite direction after a similar collision with a support pillar.

It is a fast road, leading to the airport and for that reason has an inherent danger,'' he told the Times, but added: There is no evidence to suggest that it is particularly problematic.

We are still establishing whether the victims had alcohol in their systems. They had been returning from a family gathering of Mr Perry's.''

Sylvia Young, who had personally taught Vanessa whilst she studied at the Sylvia Young Theatre School in Marylebone, paid tribute to the talented actress, telling the Times that she had been a very voracious singer and all-rounder'':

She had a big future in the industry, and we really expected her to go far. She was an especially talented girl, and this comes as a sad loss to both her family and the profession.''

She had been due to star in a music video by the writer for teen band Steps.

A statement from Vanessa's mother, Sandra, read: Vanessa always vowed to support other talented children from financially deprived families when she made it', so... hopefully we can raise this by selling one of her songs in our local community and donate it to the Sylvia Young Theatre School in the New Year so that she can rest in peace, my angel idol.''

The song, a cover of Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You', was recorded by Vanessa when she was 14 and marked the beginning of her breakthrough into the music scene, said her record company.

It is available from Matthew Chandler, of Songtime, on 020 8898 3321.