Death of Kyle Jean-Baptiste

August 29, 2015
New York, New York | Age 21

1st African-American actor to play Valjean on Broadway dies
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Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the actor who earned acclaim as the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Misérables" on Broadway has died at the untimely age of 21. According to MSN and the New York Daily News, his death is a result of a fall from a fire escape at his mother's home.


By MARK KENNEDY, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean...

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