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, announced the news in a post on her Instagram account on Thursday, writing that Lee died this morning in what was the “most beautiful moment” of her life.

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

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Sharing photos of them with their daughter Samantha, she called him “an amazing 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 many “people and communities” and said he helped others become better people.

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

Lee began her run as the title role on a national tour of The Phantom of the Opera in December 2017. He was an understudy in the 2017 Broadway musical The Prince of Broadway and appears in the 2021 revival of Caroline, or Change before appearing in an Off-Broadway production of Oratorio for living thingswhich opened in March.

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

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

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In September, members of the Broadway community began preparing a benefit concert for Lee. His friend, composer Brett Macias, shared a poster promoting the event, writing that Lee “is a righteous dude and their family doesn’t deserve this.”

Ahead of the October concert, he re-shared the photo on Instagram, writing that there was a chance it would be Lee’s last performance.

After his diagnosis, his family set up a GoFund Me page to help cover his medical expenses, “keep the lights on [and] keep food on the table.”

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


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