Another sad news for Hollywood, Tony Award winner Brent Carver is no more. Although not much is known about the actor’s death, the family revealed that the 68-year-old actor passed away on Tuesday in British Columbia, in his home.
His relatives said in a statement: “Our family is sharing news of Brent Carver’s passing on Aug 4 at home in Cranbrook, BC, his birthplace and favourite place on Earth.”
They further added, “Blessed with many talents and natural love of theatre, Brent was always known as a first-class performer, unique in the presentation of his craft, delighting audiences through film, TV, stage and concert performances.”
“Brent, in his humble fashion, will be remembered as the kind, gentle and gifted man he was, with the deepest love as a true friend and family member. His love of performing was matched only by his zest for life and lifetime devotion to family, friends and treasured pets.”
One of his relatives concluded by saying, “Thank you to the performing arts community for embracing our Brent and helping him fulfil his dreams with joy in his heart. Brent will be missed.”
His Kiss of the Spider Woman co-star, Chita Rivera, was quick to pay tribute, stating: “My heart is broken at the loss of my great friend and amazing artist Brent Carver. I shall miss him more than I can say.”
Carver’s stage career began in Vancouver, Canada in 1972’s Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. He also had a co-starring role, opposite a young Michael J. Fox, in Canadian sitcom Leo and Me, and found success on TV in America with Due South and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Brent Carver was successful on the big screen as well, after he appeared in a couple of movies like Crossbar, Millenium and The Event.
However, he’ll be best remembered for his stage successes in New York, Los Angeles, London and Toronto in Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Tempest, Parade, King Lear, Romeo & Juliet, and Bent.
He last appeared on the Broadway stage as Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet in 2013.