Earlier this year, the Broadway star shared her colon cancer diagnosis with the world.
WASHINGTON — Broadway actor Quentin Lee, best known for his role as the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” has died.
Lee, who was Stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis, was 34 years old. His death was confirmed by his wife Angie and “Phantom of the Opera” on social media accounts.
“Quentin passed away in the early morning hours,” his wife said in a statement on Instagram. “I watched his last breaths, held his hand tightly, and felt his heartbeat slowly go away. He had a smile on his face, and he was surrounded by people he loved. Loved it. It was peaceful and perfect.”
His wife Angie described Lee as “an incredible man, husband, father, son, brother, friend, singer, actor and disciple of Christ.”
Lee starred in the title role of the Phantom in Weber’s Broadway show during its 2018 North American tour.
The Instagram post read, “The Phantom Family is saddened to hear of the passing of Quentin Oliver Lee. Quentin brilliantly headlined our North American tour in 2018.
Lee also had credits in “Prince of Broadway” and “Carolina, or Change.”
“This year has been a wild ride, I got to work with some incredible people in the TONY-nominated musical ‘Caroline or Change,’ a sold-out Lortel-winning debut in the Off-Broadway masterpiece ‘Oratorio for Living Things.’ , and was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer,” Lee shared on Instagram in June.
Lee is survived by his wife, Angie, and his daughter, Samantha.