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Broadway actor Quentin Oliver Lee dies at 34

December 3, 2022
Quentin Oliver Lee attends the 2017 Manhattan Theatre Club Fall Benefit honoring Hal Prince on October 23, 2017 at 583 Park Avenue in New York City. (Walter McBride/WireImage)

(CNN) — Broadway actor Quentin Oliver Lee has died at age 34, according to an online announcement from his wife. The post comes six months after Lee said 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 in the wee hours of the morning. It was the most beautiful moment of my life. I saw his last breaths, held his hand tight, and felt his heartbeat slowly drift away. He had a smile on his face, and was surrounded by those he loves. It was peaceful, and perfect.”

Lee’s wife did not specify his cause of death in the announcement.

In the post, she included an image of her husband and their daughter and called him, “an incredible man, husband, father, son, brother, friend, singer, actor.”

She said, “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.”

Lee’s Broadway credits include “Prince of Broadway” and “Caroline, or Change.”

He also played the title role in the touring company of “The Phantom of the Opera.”

The production said on its verified Instagram, “The Phantom family is saddened to hear of the passing of Quentin Oliver Lee. Quentin brilliantly lead our North American tour in 2018. Our hearts are with Quentin’s family and friends.”

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