The Lion King on Broadway Star Clifton Oliver Dead at 47

Clifton Oliver, who starred in Broadway productions of The Lion King and In the Heights, died Aug. 2 at the age of 47, his sister announced..

The Broadway community has lost a star.

Clifton Oliver, who appeared in the stage adaptation of The Lion King and other musicals, has died on Aug. 2, his sister Roxy Hall confirmed. He was 47 years old.

"My baby brother, Clifton Oliver, has had his final curtain call," Hall wrote on Facebook that day.

"It was peaceful. His partner Richard, was singing to him the song Psalm 23 as he took his last breath this morning at 3:20 AM.

He had a Gorgeous smile on his Beautiful face!! He went twirling into the afterlife ready to make his Grand Appearance

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