The Lion King And Broadway Actor, Clifton Oliver Passes On; He Was 47

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Broadway actor, Clifton Oliver, has passed on.

He died at the age of 47.

Oliver’s death occurred on August 2, 2023.

His sister, Roxy Hall, has confirmed that devastating news.

“My baby brother, Clifton Oliver, has had his final curtain call,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “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 a.m. 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! My heart is sad, and overjoyed at the same time! I will miss him, but he is finally at peace!”

The deceased was battling an undisclosed illness at the time of his death, according to report.

“He brought so much light to this world! He brought so much light to my life! He impacted the lives of people throughout the world as he showcased his amazing talent, kind soul, and loving spirit to EVERYONE he met! He will be missed, but never forgotten!” Hall added. “He lives within all of us! As the song goes in one of his most prominent roles of Simba in TheLion King on Broadway, He Lives In Me!”

Recalling her brother’s final days on earth, Roxy Hall further stated: “I will value my time with him the last six weeks of his life that I spent at his bedside in the hospital and then finally hospice. I was able to love on my baby brother, and I will always cherish the memories of having an honor and privilege to do just that! There will be more information to come, as we begin to plan the Celebration of Clifton Oliver!”

Oliver was born in 1975 and grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. Playbill indicates he attended the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts before ultimately moving to New York in 2010 to pursue a career on the stage.

Aside from The Lion King, he was an understudy for the part of Fiyero in Wicked and played Benny in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights.

May his soul rest in peace!

Clifton Oliver

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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