Quentin Oliver Lee, best known for his roles as Phantom on the US tour of The Phantom of the Opera and an Off-Broadway role in Oratorio for Living Things, has died. He was 34.
His wife, Angie Lee Graham, broke the news in an Instagram post, telling fans that he passed away in the “early hours” of Thursday morning after a month-long battle with colon cancer.
“It was the happiest moment of my life,” Graham wrote in the announcement, which was posted to Lee’s account. “I saw his last breaths, held his hand and felt his heartbeat slow down. He had a smile on his face and was surrounded by those he loved.
“It was peaceful and perfect,” she added.
The couple share a baby daughter, Samantha, who was pictured in Graham’s tribute.
She ended the post by saying that she and her daughter are “supported and encouraged by our families and our own faith.”
“He was an incredible man, husband, father, son, brother, friend, singer, actor, and disciple of Christ with great faith in his heavenly Father. To say “he will be greatly missed” does not reflect the scope of the people and communities he created and touched.”
“If we let him, he made us better people.”
Lee announced that he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in June.
“This year has been a wild ride, I got the chance to work with some incredible people on the TONY nominated ‘Caroline or Change’ musical debuted with ‘Oratorio for Living Things’ a sold out Lortel-winning Off-Broadway masterpiece, and was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer,” he wrote in an Instagram post earlier this year.
In October, other Broadway stars attended A Benefit for Quentin Oliver Lee in New York City. The event was also broadcast live and was Lee’s last performance.
His other Broadway appearances include the 2021 revival of Caroline, or Change and 2017’s Prince of Broadway. Lee was also an understudy in Diane Paulus’ touring production of Porgy and Bess.
Lee received his Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Northern Arizona University in 2012.
As an opera singer, he appeared on stage in the notable “I Am Harvey Milk” and “Carmen”.
https://nypost.com/2022/12/02/broadway-star-quentin-oliver-lee-dead-at-34/ Broadway star Quentin Oliver Lee has died at the age of 34