Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos

It was just back in late-May when we reported that Roger Rees, then starring in The Visit on Broadway opposite Chita Rivera had departed the show on a medical leave. Today, we are sad to share the news that the Tony-winning star passed away on Friday evening, at home in New York at 71. According to a statement from his publicist, he passed away at home after battling a brief illness.

Click here for BroadwayWorld.com's Full Obituary.

Below, we share photos from the site's archives of the star both onstage and off. To all those who loved, knew, worked with, or had the pleasure of watching this enormous talent - he will be missed.

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees and Chita Rivera from Photo Coverage: Drama League Awards 2015 - the Women, Including Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara, Rosemary Harris, and More! on 5/17/2015 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees and Chita Rivera from Photo Coverage: Drama League Awards 2015 - the Women, Including Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara, Rosemary Harris, and More! on 5/17/2015 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
David Garrison, Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, Jason Danieley, Mary Beth Peil and the ensemble cast from Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISIT on 4/27/2015 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
David Garrison, Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, Jason Danieley, Mary Beth Peil and the ensemble cast from Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISIT on 4/27/2015 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
David Garrison, John Kander, Chita Rivera, Mary Beth Peil, Roger Rees, George Abud, Jason Danieley and the ensemble cast from Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISIT on 4/27/2015 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
David Garrison, John Kander, Chita Rivera, Mary Beth Peil, Roger Rees, George Abud, Jason Danieley and the ensemble cast from Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISIT on 4/27/2015 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
John Kander, Chita Rivera and Roger Rees during from Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISIT on 4/27/2015 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISIT on 4/27/2015 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISIT on 4/27/2015 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
John Kander, Chita Rivera and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISIT on 4/27/2015 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
John Kander, Chita Rivera and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISIT on 4/27/2015 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
John Kander, Chita Rivera and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISIT on 4/27/2015 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
John Kander, Chita Rivera and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISIT on 4/27/2015 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
John Kander, Chita Rivera and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISIT on 4/27/2015 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
John Kander, Chita Rivera and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISIT on 4/27/2015 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Chita Rivera, John Kander and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISIT on 4/27/2015 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Chita Rivera, John Kander and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISIT on 4/27/2015 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Chita Rivera, John Kander and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISIT on 4/27/2015 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
David Garrison, Chita Rivera and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISIT on 4/27/2015 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Chita Rivera and Roger Rees from Photo Flash: Chita Rivera, Roger Rees & More in New Production Shots of THE VISIT on Broadway! on 4/21/2015 by BWW News Desk

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
John Riddle and Roger Rees from Photo Flash: Chita Rivera, Roger Rees & More in New Production Shots of THE VISIT on Broadway! on 4/21/2015 by BWW News Desk

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Michelle Veintimillia, Matthew Deming, Roger Rees, Chita Rivera, Chris Newcome from Photo Flash: Chita Rivera, Roger Rees & More in New Production Shots of THE VISIT on Broadway! on 4/21/2015 by BWW News Desk

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees, John Riddle, Michelle Veintimillia and Chita Rivera from Photo Flash: Chita Rivera, Roger Rees & More in New Production Shots of THE VISIT on Broadway! on 4/21/2015 by BWW News Desk

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees, Joanna Gleason, and Chris Sarandon from Photo Coverage: Sardi's Unveils Butz, Scott, Gleason and Jbara Caricatures on 5/6/2005 by Ben Strothmann

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Joel Grey, Roger Rees and Chris Sarandon from Photo Coverage: Sardi's Unveils Butz, Scott, Gleason and Jbara Caricatures on 5/6/2005 by Ben Strothmann

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: Opening Night at Tarzan on 5/11/2006 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: American Theatre Wing Spring Gala on 4/11/2006 by Ben Strothmann

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees and Sam Breslin Wright from Photo Flash: Williamstown Late-Night Cabaret on 8/11/2006 by BWW News Desk

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees and Thommie Walsh from Photo Coverage: Williamstown Salutes Tom Stoppard on 11/14/2006 by Linda Lenzi

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: Williamstown Salutes Tom Stoppard on 11/14/2006 by Linda Lenzi

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: Suddenly Last Summer Opening Night on 11/16/2006 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: Mary Poppins Opening Night Arrivals on 11/17/2006 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Flash: A Spanish Play Opening Night on 2/2/2007 by Mark Rupp

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Rick Elice, John Lloyd Young, J. Robert Spencer and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: J. Robert Spencer at the After Party on 4/15/2007 by Mark Rupp

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: 110 in the Shade Opening Night on 5/10/2007 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: Lucille Lortel Awards on 5/9/2007 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Rick Elice, Andrea McArdle and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: Seth's Broadway 101 on 4/17/2007 by Linda Lenzi

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Raul Esparza, Rick Elice and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: Seth's Broadway 101 on 4/17/2007 by Linda Lenzi

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Charles Leslie (Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation) and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: StageStruck The Magic of Theatre Design on 11/15/2007 by Linda Lenzi

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: Theatre Wing Honors Channing, Jones, Tune on 6/5/2007 by Mark Rupp

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: Macbeth Opening Night Arrivals on 4/10/2008 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: Macbeth Opening Night Arrivals on 4/10/2008 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: Macbeth Opening Night Arrivals on 4/10/2008 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: Macbeth Opening Night Arrivals on 4/10/2008 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: Macbeth After Party At Sardi's on 4/11/2008 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: Macbeth After Party At Sardi's on 4/11/2008 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: 'A Catered Affair' Opening Night Arrivals on 4/21/2008 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees and Rick Elice from Photo Coverage: 'The Farnsworth Invention' Opening & Party on 12/4/2007 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Rick Elice and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: 'The Farnsworth Invention' Opening Night Arrivals on 12/4/2007 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees and Richard Kind from Photo Coverage: 'The Farnsworth Invention' Opening Night Arrivals on 12/4/2007 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: 'The Farnsworth Invention' Opening Night Arrivals on 12/4/2007 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: 'The Farnsworth Invention' Opening Night Arrivals on 12/4/2007 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees, Victoria Clarkand Dan Dutcher from Photo Coverage: The Firebrand of Florence on 3/14/2009 by Linda Lenzi

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees, Anne Kaufman Schneider, David Pittu and Daniel Reichard from Photo Coverage: The Firebrand of Florence on 3/14/2009 by Linda Lenzi

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Rick Elice, Roger Rees and Daniel Reichard from Photo Coverage: The Firebrand of Florence on 3/14/2009 by Linda Lenzi

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
David Pittu and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: The Firebrand of Florence on 3/14/2009 by Linda Lenzi

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
David Pittu and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: The Firebrand of Florence on 3/14/2009 by Linda Lenzi

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: 'Blithe Spirit' Opening Night Arrivals on 3/16/2009 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: 'Blithe Spirit' Opening Night Arrivals on 3/16/2009 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
B.D. Wong and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Celebrates Opening Night on 3/31/2009 by BWW News Desk

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: 'DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS' Arrivals on 4/28/2009 by Peter James Zielinski

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: Collegiate Chorale's Spring Benefit 'SING HAPPY' on 5/2/2009 by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: Collegiate Chorale's Spring Benefit 'SING HAPPY' on 5/2/2009 by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees and Victoria Clark from Photo Coverage: Collegiate Chorale's Spring Benefit 'SING HAPPY' on 5/2/2009 by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees and Victoria Clark from Photo Coverage: Collegiate Chorale's Spring Benefit 'SING HAPPY' on 5/2/2009 by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees and Victoria Clark from Photo Coverage: Collegiate Chorale's Spring Benefit 'SING HAPPY' on 5/2/2009 by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees and Victoria Clark from Photo Coverage: Collegiate Chorale's Spring Benefit 'SING HAPPY' on 5/2/2009 by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees and Dr. Ruth Westheimer from Photo Coverage: Collegiate Chorale's Spring Benefit 'SING HAPPY' on 5/2/2009 by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees starting the auction from Photo Coverage: Collegiate Chorale's Spring Benefit 'SING HAPPY' on 5/2/2009 by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Victoria Clark and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: Collegiate Chorale's Spring Benefit 'SING HAPPY' on 5/2/2009 by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Victoria Clark and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: Collegiate Chorale's Spring Benefit 'SING HAPPY' on 5/2/2009 by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Victoria Clark and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: Collegiate Chorale's Spring Benefit 'SING HAPPY' on 5/2/2009 by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees introducing tonights guest star from Photo Coverage: Collegiate Chorale's Spring Benefit 'SING HAPPY' on 5/2/2009 by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees starts the evening from Photo Coverage: Collegiate Chorale's Spring Benefit 'SING HAPPY' on 5/2/2009 by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Susan Baker, Roger Rees and Karen Lerner from Photo Coverage: Collegiate Chorale's Spring Benefit 'SING HAPPY' on 5/2/2009 by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Andrew Lippa, Tovah Feldshuh, Roger Rees from Photo Flash: UJA-Federation Of NY '09 Excellence in Theater Awards Honors Furman on 5/20/2009 by BWW News Desk

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: The 2009 American Theatre Wing Spring Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on 6/2/2009 by BWW News Desk

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Rick Elice and Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY - Opening Night Party on 4/9/2010 by Linda Lenzi

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Ian McKellen and Roger Rees from Photo Flash: WAITING FOR GODOT at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 1/26/2010 by BWW News Desk

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG After Party on 8/31/2010 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: EVERYDAY RAPTURE Red Carpet on 4/30/2010 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: EVERYDAY RAPTURE Red Carpet on 4/30/2010 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Jarrod Spector & Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: JERSEY BOYS Celebrates Five Years on Broadway at the Empire Hotel on 11/12/2010 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Rick Elice & Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: JERSEY BOYS Celebrates Five Years on Broadway at the Empire Hotel on 11/12/2010 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Rick Elice & Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: JERSEY BOYS Celebrates Five Years on Broadway at the Empire Hotel on 11/12/2010 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Rick Elice & Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: JERSEY BOYS Celebrates Five Years on Broadway at the Empire Hotel on 11/12/2010 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Rick Elice & Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: JERSEY BOYS Celebrates Five Years on Broadway at the Empire Hotel on 11/12/2010 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees from Photo Coverage: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens on Broadway on 1/14/2011 by Kevin Thomas Garcia

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees at opening night of Classic Stage Company's production of Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters" from Photo Coverage: Gyllenhaal, Sarsgaard Open THREE SISTERS at CSC on 2/4/2011 by Linda Lenzi

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Alex Timbers & Roger Rees attending the opening Night After Party for 'Peter and the Starcatcher' at Phebe's in New York City. from Photo Coverage: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Opens at New York Theatre Workshop on 3/10/2011 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees attending the opening Night After Party for 'Peter and the Starcatcher' at Phebe's in New York City from Photo Coverage: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Opens at New York Theatre Workshop on 3/10/2011 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees attending the opening Night After Party for 'Peter and the Starcatcher' at Phebe's in New York City from Photo Coverage: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Opens at New York Theatre Workshop on 3/10/2011 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees & Rick Elice attending the opening Night After Party for 'Peter and the Starcatcher' at Phebe's in New York City from Photo Coverage: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Opens at New York Theatre Workshop on 3/10/2011 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees and partner Rick Elice attending the Broadway opening Night Performance of 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical' at the Palace Theatre in New York City. from Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Red Carpet - Part 1 on 3/21/2011 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees and partner Rick Elice attending the Broadway opening Night Performance of 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical' at the Palace Theatre in New York City. from Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Red Carpet - Part 1 on 3/21/2011 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees attending the Broadway opening Night Performance of 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical' at the Palace Theatre in New York City. from Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Red Carpet - Part 1 on 3/21/2011 by Walter McBride

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Adam Grupper and Roger Rees from Photo Flash: Check Out the ADDAMS' New Family Photo Album! on 3/28/2011 by BWW News Desk

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Bebe Neuwirth and Roger Rees from Photo Flash: Check Out the ADDAMS' New Family Photo Album! on 3/28/2011 by BWW News Desk

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Roger Rees, Bebe Neuwirth and Company from Photo Flash: Check Out the ADDAMS' New Family Photo Album! on 3/28/2011 by BWW News Desk

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
Bebe Neuwirth and Roger Rees from Photo Flash: Check Out the ADDAMS' New Family Photo Album! on 3/28/2011 by BWW News Desk

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
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