Broadway actor Quentin Oliver Lee, best known for playing the title role in a national tour of “The Phantom of the Opera,” has died at the age of 34.
Lee died Thursday from stage 4 colon cancer, wife Angie Lee Graham announced on Instagram.
“I saw his last breaths, held his hand tight, and felt his heartbeat slowly drift away,” she wrote. “He had a smile on his face, and was surrounded by those he loves. It was peaceful, and perfect.”
She described her husband as an “incredible man, husband, father, son, brother, friend, singer, actor, and disciple of Christ with great faith in his Father in Heaven.”
The “Phantom of the Opera” show paid tribute to Lee on Friday, writing on Instagram that it was “saddened to hear of the passing” of the performer, who’d “brilliantly lead our North American tour in 2018.”
Lee announced his cancer diagnosis in June, calling the year a “wild ride.”