Samuel E. Wright Voice of Sebastian and the Original Mufasa on Broadway Has Passed Away
It is a with a very heavy heart that we here at MickeyBlog share the news that beloved actor Samuel E. Wright has passed away at the age of 74. In Disney circles Wright is best known for his portrayal of Mufasa in the Original Broadway Cast of The Lion King. He also voiced the role of the beloved Sebastian in The Little Mermaid.
The news of his passing was revealed via a Facebook post released by the town where Wright lived. Please see below:
The Town of Montgomery left a touching tribute writing, “Sam and his family have impacted countless Hudson Valley youth always inspiring them to reach higher and dig deeper to become the best version of themselves. On top of his passion for the arts and his love for his family, Sam was most known for walking into a room and simply providing PURE JOY to those he interacted with. He loved to entertain, he loved to make people smile and laugh and he loved to love.”
Wright was married to Amanda Wright and leaves behind three children, Keely, Dee and Sam. We do know that he died suddenly in his sleep on May 24, 2021. No cause of death is known at this time.
Our condolences go out to Wright’s family, friends and colleagues. We thought it fitting to leave you with this YouTube clip: