Kyle Jean-Baptiste died last night. For those of you who don’t know, he played Courfeyrac in Les Miserables on Broadway as well as the Jean Valjean Understudy.
This made him not only Broadway’s first African American Valjean, but also the youngest.
He died in an accident at just 21 years old, falling from his mother’s fire escape.
He was such an incredible talent. I am positively heartbroken right now, I cannot begin to imagine what his family is going through.
Please don’t forget this incredible history-making inspirational man.