Actor and Broadway performer Quentin Oliver Lee died, succumbing to stage 4 colon cancer. He was 34.
In an Instagram post on Thursday, Lee’s wife, Angie Lee Graham, acknowledged his passing and said, “He had a smile on his face, and was surrounded by those he loves. It was peaceful, and perfect.”
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Who was Quentin Oliver Lee?
Lee’s Broadway performances include the revivals of Caroline, or Change in 2021, and Prince of Broadway in 2017. He performed The Phantom of the Opera’s lead role in a nationwide tour, and earlier this year, he appeared in Oratorio for Living Things on Off-Broadway, which ran for two months following its March premiere.
“The Phantom family is saddened to hear of the passing of Quentin Oliver Lee,” the Phantom of the Opera wrote in a tribute to Lee on its Instagram page. “Quentin brilliantly lead our North American tour in 2018. Our hearts are with Quentin’s family and friends.”
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The actor revealed that he had received a colon cancer diagnosis at the end of May 2022, in a Caring Bridge diary update in June. Lee claimed that he was diagnosed with COVID-19 around the beginning of May, but that he didn’t seek medical attention until his symptoms persisted for two weeks. He kept posting updates on his health status after being told he had cancer.
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Lee Graham used the identical message she used to notify his departure on Instagram in the notebook after he died. “He was an incredible man, husband, father, son, brother, friend, singer, actor, and disciple of Christ with great faith in his Father in Heaven. To say ‘he will be dearly missed’ doesn’t reflect the scope of the people and communities he has created and touched,” the post read, in part.