Broadway Actor Quentin Oliver Lee Passed Away at Age 34
Quentin Oliver Lee, who played the title role in The Phantom of the Opera’s national tour and had his Broadway debut in Prince of Broadway, has died. He was 34.
Angie Lee Graham, the late-stage actor’s wife, stated on her husband’s Instagram account that Lee died on Thursday after a fight with stage 4 colon cancer, which he was diagnosed with earlier this summer.
She shared images of Lee cuddling their young daughter, Samantha, who would have turned 35 next month.
Angie stated in the caption that Lee died “in the wee hours of the morning.” She also revealed their final interaction.
“It was the most lovely moment of my life. I witnessed his final breaths, gripped his hand tightly, and felt his heartbeat slowly fade away “She penned a letter. “He was smiling and surrounded by folks he cares about. It was serene and ideal.”
Angie remembers her husband as “a fantastic man, husband, father, son, brother, friend, singer, actor, and Christ-follower with a strong faith in his Father in Heaven.” “To say ‘he will be deeply missed’ does not reflect the breadth of the people and communities he has built and impacted,” she continued.
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The Phantom of the Opera’s verified Instagram account released a photo of Lee in costume the day after Angie’s post.
“The Phantom family is devastated to learn of Quentin Oliver Lee’s loss,” the post’s caption read. “In 2018, Quentin wonderfully [headed] our North American tour. Our thoughts and prayers are with Quentin’s family and friends.”
Lee made his Broadway debut in 2017 as an understudy in the musical Prince of Broadway. After Derrick Davis’s run ended in December 2017, he joined The Phantom’s national tour in 2018.
Lee also performed in the Tony-nominated revival of Caroline, or Change in 2021 before moving on to the Off-Broadway production of Oratorio for Living Things.