Broadway Actor Quentin Oliver Lee Dead at 34

Broadway actor Quentin Oliver Lee has died after a battle with stage 4 colon cancer. He was 34.

His wife, Angie Lee Graham, posted the news on her Instagram account Thursday, calling Lee’s death “the most beautiful time” of her life.

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“I saw his last breath, I held his hand tightly, and I felt his heartbeat slowly go away,” she wrote. “He had a smile on his face, and he was surrounded by people he loved. He was peaceful and perfect.”

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She shared a photo of their daughter Samantha, writing, “An incredible man, husband, father, son, brother, friend, singer, actor and disciple of Christ with great faith in his Father in Heaven.

She praised her late husband for influencing so many “people and communities”, saying he helped others become better people.

“Samantha and I are supported and raised by our families and our own faith. Please understand if I don’t respond, but trust that your messages and love are read and felt,” she concluded.

Lee began his run as the title role in the national tour. Phantom of the Opera In December 2017, he was an understudy in the 2017 Broadway musical. Prince of Broadway And it appeared in the 2021 revival Caroline or change before appearing in an Off-Broadway production Oratorio for living thingsIt opened in March.

The official Instagram account for Phantom of the Opera They paid tribute to Lee on Friday, saying: “The Phantom family is saddened to hear of the passing of Quentin Oliver Lee. Quentin led our 2018 North American tour brilliantly. Our hearts go out to Quentin’s family and friends.”

In June, Lee shared the news of his cancer diagnosis with a picture of a hospital bracelet, calling the year a “wild ride.”

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In September, members of the Broadway community began organizing a benefit concert for Lee. His friend, composer Brett Macias, shared a poster promoting the event and wrote, “Lee is a righteous man and his family doesn’t deserve this.”

Ahead of the concert in October, he re-shared the image on Instagram, writing that it was likely to be Lee’s last performance.

Following the diagnosis, the family created a GoFund Me page to help cover medical expenses, “Keep the lights on [and] Put food on the table.”

As of Saturday morning, the fund had raised nearly $45,000 of its $50,000 goal.


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