I read some discussions about the present perfect tense and past perfect tense on the forum. But I still feel confused about the following sentence which I saw in a magazine:
"One of the most bankable stars, Mary, who has made a name for herself in the movie franchise, died in a car crash."
Since Mary has passed away, why the present perfect tense is used in this case instead of the past perfect or simple past tense, i.e.,
"One of the most bankable stars, Mary, who had made/made a name for herself in the movie franchise, died in a car crash."
If the past perfect tense/simple past tense was used in this case, would it make sense? If so, What's the difference between them?
Thank you very much for your time and input!