UPPER EAST SIDE — A 23-year-old woman died after leaping off a 16th-floor ledge of a Fifth Avenue residential tower, police said.
Phoebe Fairweather, an artist and stepdaughter of the late famed sculptor John Chamberlain, was on a ledge at 800 Fifth Ave., near East 61st Street, for about 15 minutes as a passing FedEx delivery woman tried to convince her not to jump about 10:20 a.m., the deliverer and police said.
"I was screaming at her not to do it. I was just yelling, 'Jesus loves you! God loves you! In English and Spanish," said Gail Garcia, 48.
"She looked toward me, but I don't know if she understood me. Then she launched herself.
"It looked like she was flying. I didn't hear her scream."
Phoebe — who worked as a painter, sculptor and in pastel drawing, according to her website — was born in Southampton and attended Barnard College in Morningside Heights.
She had gone missing from her Shelter Island home in June, according to the Shelter Island Police Department, after she had suffered from a "traumatic incident."
Phoebe went missing on June 2 and was found the following morning near her sister's apartment in Manhattan.
Phoebe Fairweather was pronounced dead at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, an NYPD spokesman said.