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Broadway Actor Quentin Oliver Lee Dead at 34

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

His wife, Angie Lee Graham, announced the news in a post to his Instagram account on Thursday, writing that Lee died that morning in what was “the most beautiful moment” of her life.

“I saw his last breaths, held his hand tight and felt his heartbeat slowly ebbing away,” she wrote. “He had a smile on his face and was surrounded by those he loved. It was peaceful and perfect.”

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She shared photos of them with their daughter Samantha and called him 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 many “people and communities,” and said he helped others become better people.

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

Lee started his flight as the title role in the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera in December 2017. He was an understudy in the 2017 Broadway musical Prince of Broadway and appeared in the 2021 revival Caroline or Change before they appear in the Off-Broadway production from Oratorio for living thingswhich opened in March.

The 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 brilliantly led our 2018 North American tour. Our hearts are with Quentin’s family and friends. ”

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

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

In anticipation of the concert in October, he has shared the image again on Instagram and wrote that there was a possibility it would be Lee’s last time performing.

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

From Saturday morning the fund raised nearly $45,000 of his goal of $50,000.

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