Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dies at 21

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Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dead at 21#2
Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:10pm

Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dead at 21

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Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dead at 21#3
Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:10pm

Devastating. And so horrifically soon after he made theatre history.

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Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dead at 21#4
Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:11pm

Oh my god! That's horrible! What a tragedy. I was just listening to an audio of him as Valjean the other day, and thinking what a bright future he had ahead of him. I'm speechless. 

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Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:12pm

Praying for his family and his castmates. He was so young...

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Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:12pm

What terribly sad news. My thoughts are with his family, friends and cast mates. 

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Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dead at 21#7
Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:13pm

Sending prayers to the entire Les Mis family today! Horrible tragedy...

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Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dead at 21#8
Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:13pm

Holy sh;t...my heart just sank a little--a young, talented person who was doing what they loved and on the road to being very successful. Never met him or saw him live, but he was just so young.  Thoughts, prayers, and positive energy to his loved ones.

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Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dead at 21#9
Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:13pm

21 is too young for someone to die. Especially someone who could've gone to bigger and greater places.

edit: I read more carefully.

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Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dead at 21#10
Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:14pm

It's in the article on the top of BWW.

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Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dead at 21#11
Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:15pm

It's in the article, but it seems he fell off his mother's fire escape. 

 

I haven't seen any news to the contrary, but I'm assuming the cast is on stage right now for the matinee? I don't know how they are doing it if they are performing. My thoughts and prayers are with them. 

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Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:17pm

Ugh.

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Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:18pm

This is devastating news. My thoughts and prayers go out the cast and family.

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Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dead at 21#14
Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:20pm

Terrible news. Sending healing thoughts and condolences to his family, friends, and cast. 

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Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:21pm

Wow this is very sad news, and I was just exchanging tweets with him this week of my upcoming NYC trip to see Les Miz #17!

Sending my condolences to his family, friends and fans

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Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:23pm

This is truly just so tragic and so sad...and shocking. Thoughts and prayers to his family and cast mates.

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Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:23pm

Shocking and devastating. My prayers go to his family, friends and cast. 

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Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dead at 21#18
Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:23pm

This is very shocking... :/

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Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dead at 21#19
Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:26pm

Horrific.  My thoughts are with his family and the whole Broadway community.  

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Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dead at 21#20
Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:26pm

On Instagram he's been getting ready for his next show, he even got the contract, I wonder what show it was.

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Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dead at 21#21
Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:27pm

Dammit. I'm so sad right now.

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Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dead at 21#22
Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:27pm

I believe he was going to be in The Color Purple.

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Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dead at 21#23
Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:29pm

This is terribly sad. They had just announced that he had been cast in The Color Purple Revival. What a horrible accident. Thoughts and prayers are with his family and cast mates during this difficult time.

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Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dead at 21#24
Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:33pm

I'm floored and without words.

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Posted: 8/29/15 at 3:33pm

I'm floored and without words.