Broadway actor dies at 47 following undisclosed illness

 August 7, 2023

Broadway fans were saddened this week to learn that stage star Clifton Oliver passed away last week at the age of 47 following an undisclosed illness. 

According to Breitbart, Oliver's death was announced via a Facebook post put up last Wednesday by his sister Roxy Hall.

Actor "had his final curtain call"

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

"He had a Gorgeous smile on his Beautiful face!! He went twirling into the afterlife ready to make his Grand Appearance as the Star of his Homecoming Celebration!" she continued.

"My heart is sad, and overjoyed at the same time! I will miss him, but he is finally at peace," Oliver's sister went on to stress.

Oliver moved to New York in 2010

Breitbart noted that Oliver was known for performing in productions of "Wicked," "In the Heights," and "The Lion King."

"The Lion King" released a statement on its Instagram page that read, "Today, our Pride joins in remembering the legacy of the late Clifton Oliver, who shared his talents and light with audiences across Broadway, Las Vegas, and our North American tour from 2000-2011."

"As we continue to honor his legacy, a dimming of the lights will occur at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023, at 5PM EST," it added.

PlayBill reported that Oliver was born in Jacksonville, Florida and attended the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts before moving to New York City in 2010 and pursuing his Broadway career.

Actor remembered for having "enchanted audiences"

Tributes to Oliver quickly appeared on social media, including from, which praised the actor for having "enchanted audiences on and off Broadway in 'The Lion King', 'In The Heights' and more."

The late actor's fans spoke up as well, with one extending his "deepest sympathy and condolences to the Oliver family."


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