Broadway actor Quentin Oliver Lee has died at the age of 34, according to an online announcement from his wife. This post comes six months after Lee said he was He was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.
In an Instagram post on Friday announcing her husband’s death, Lee’s wife, Angie, said, “Quentin passed away in the wee hours of the morning. It was the most beautiful moment of my life. I saw his last breath, held his hand tightly, and felt his heartbeat slowly go away.” He had a smile on his face. And he was surrounded by those he loved. It was peaceful and perfect.”
Lee’s wife did not specify the cause of his death in the announcement.
In the post, she included a picture of her husband and their daughter and called him “an amazing man, husband, father, son, brother, friend, singer, actor.”
She said, “Samantha and I are supported by our families and our faith. Please understand if I don’t respond, but trust that your messages and your love have been read and felt.”
Lee’s Broadway credits include “The Prince of Broadway” and “Caroline, or Change.”
He also starred in the touring company “The Phantom of the Opera”.
The production said on their verified Instagram account, “The Phantom Family is saddened to hear of the passing of Quentin Oliver Lee. Quentin brilliantly led our North American tour in 2018. Our hearts go out to Quentin’s family and friends.”
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