Quentin Oliver Lee, a Broadway star, died of colon cancer on December 1, 2022, at the age of 34. The actor has featured in several productions throughout the years, including Phantom of the Opera, The Prince of Broadway, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, and others. Angie Lee Graham, Quentin’s wife, announced the news on social media in a photo showcasing her late husband and their daughter. He was surrounded by his family at the moment of his death, she wrote:
“He was a wonderful guy, husband, father, son, brother, friend, singer, actor, and Christ-follower with a strong trust in his Heavenly Father.” To say “he will be missed” does not capture the breadth of the individuals and communities he has created and influenced.”
Angie ended the statement by saying that they need some solitude as they grieve Quentin’s death and that the kind wishes of his followers mean a lot to her.
Quentin Oliver Lee was told he had stage 4 colon cancer.
Quentin Oliver Lee was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, which finally killed him. Following his performance in Oratorio for Living Things in May 2022, he was diagnosed with the condition. While breaking the news, he tweeted a photo of his hospital wristband and noted that the whole year had been a difficult road for him after his sold-out performance and catching the condition at the same time.
He had to have chemotherapy and surgery, and a GoFundMe campaign was set up a month after his diagnosis since Lee’s family was unable to fund the whole costs of his care. In the description, Quentin also wrote:
“You have all already expressed your love and support in a variety of ways. Know that any gift will assist us in paying medical expenses, keeping the lights on, keeping food on the table, and allowing Angie and me to concentrate on conquering this sickness rather than stressing about how we will meet our needs.”
Colon cancer is a form of cancer that begins in the large intestine and affects mostly elderly people. It begins with the formation of tiny, non-cancerous clusters of cells called polyps within the colon, which ultimately develop malignant.
Twitter users pay tribute
Quentin Oliver Lee was a well-known figure who rose to prominence via his many performances on Broadway. When word of his death spread, Twitter was inundated with tributes:
Sending all my thoughts and positive feelings to the family and friends of Quentin Oliver Lee, who passed away yesterday.
He was an incredible performer in shows such as ‘Caroline or Change’ and in the touring production of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’. He will be missed. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/LdWtl0ZerX
— Chris Peterson – OnStage Blog 🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈 (@OnstageBlog) December 2, 2022
Sad to see the death of Quentin Oliver Lee at 34,with Colon Cancer One of America’s men, in the famous Phantom mask.May he RIP.💔🙏 pic.twitter.com/lEKzofZgYo
— ❤ Chris ❤ (@ChrisHowley6) December 2, 2022
Quentin Oliver Lee was well-known for his Broadway performances.
Quentin graduated from Northern Arizona University and worked as a music instructor at the Flagstaff School of Music. According to Broadway World, he appeared as a soloist on many occasions.
Lee was a member of the Opera Collective of New York, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Shrine of the Ages choir, Cardinal Key Honor Society, and other organizations. He was well-known for his roles on Caroline, or Change, Prince of Broadway, I Am Harvey Milk, and other shows. Angie, Quentin’s wife, and Samantha, his daughter, outlive him.