Broadway actor Quentin Lee died of colon cancer on Tuesday morning.
Lee is best known for his portrayal of the phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera.
“The Phantom family is saddened to hear of Quentin Oliver Lee’s passing,” the Broadway production captioned a photo of Lee on Instagram. “Quentin brilliantly led our 2018 North American tour. Our hearts are with Quentin’s family and friends.”
Lee’s wife, Angie, confirmed her husband’s “peaceful and perfect” passing on his Instagram account.
“I saw his last breaths, held his hand tightly and felt his heartbeat slowly ebbing away,” she wrote in the post. “He had a smile on his face and was surrounded by those he loves.”
Angie described Lee as “an incredible man, husband, father, son, brother, friend, singer” and actor.
Lee announced that he had stage 4 colon cancer on his Instagram account in June.
“This year has been a wild ride, I had the chance to work with some incredible people on the TONY nominated ‘Caroline or Change’ musical, debuted a sold-out Lortel Winner off-Broadway masterpiece, ‘Oratorio for Living Things’, and was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer,” he wrote at the time.
In addition to his wife, Lee is survived by his daughter, Samantha.