Eric Lajuan Summers death happened today 9th April, 2019.
How Eric Lajuan Summers death happened:
The Broadway performer Eric LaJuan Summers died after a long battle with cancer. He was only 36 years old.
Eric LaJuan Summers was diagnosed with cancer in 2017. Eric passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 surrounded by family and friends.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Eric fell in love with the arts after he began singing in the church and youth symphony choirs.
He started his career on Broadway shortly after graduating college as Mereb in Disney’s AIDA at the young age of 21.
Eric continued to work on Broadway, in regional theatres, and on TV and film with notable credits including Elf, Motown (Astaire Award Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show), The Wedding Singer, The Greatest Showman and Dreamgirls.
Eric was last seen as the Lola Understudy in Kinky Boots on Broadway when he was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and decided to leave the company to focus on his health.
Read tributes from his friends and loved ones below:
- From Dallas Theatre Center:
We are devastated at the news of Eric LaJuan Summers’ passing. Our deepest condolences to his family & friends.
He was deeply loved here and will be sorely missed. We are happy we got to experience him as he lit up our stage as James “Thunder” Early in Dreamgirls.
- From Jenna Ushkowitz:
Rest in Peace, sweet sweet Eric LaJuan Summers. You were and will continue to be an angel. You will be missed.
- From Feinstein’s/54 Below:
Our heart goes out to Eric’s family, friends, and countless fans who knew and loved him. We are thankful to have witnessed his bright talent and kindness on our stage.