Broadway producer Steve Fickinger has died at age 62, according to an announcement by his granddaughter Wednesday.
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Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Steve Fickinger has died aged 62, his family has revealed.
In a statement released on Facebook, niece Jessica Roy described him as ‘the best friend you could ask for’.
Although the star’s cause of death has yet to be revealed, Limit line said it happened suddenly while he was at home in Laguna Beach, California.
“He is a vibrant, charming, eccentric, hysterical, incredibly generous man who is the best friend you could ask for, and we love him for that,” she wrote.
“‘He wants his coffin to be strewn with Pretzel Crisps (a detail we hope to work out with the funeral home). He hopes to have dogs waiting to greet him. And he knows he’ll be reunited with his mother when he gets there.”
His most notable role as Vice President of Creative Development at Disney Theatrical Group saw him oversee the production of the hit musical The Lion King, as well as play key roles in the productions. Musical adaptation of Aladdin and High School Musical.
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Meanwhile, praise flooded Twitter, with one user commenting at length: “So Steve Fickinger is dead. Without this great, laughable legend of a man, we would all be. won’t be offered great movies like Tarzan, Mulan and Lilo and Stitch.
“We haven’t been awarded a Tony for Disney’s Broadway production of Newsies. We haven’t been given a Tony six times for Disney’s The Lion King. But most of all, without him when If we go through the work of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, we won’t be awarded the Tony 6 times for Dear Evan Hansen which won the Broadway Production Award.
“This particular piece is the most beautiful roller coaster ride of emotions ranging from happiness and horror to mere sadness to everything and is played by some of the best stars in the world. performing arts, from Ben Platt to Lucy Anderson.
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“For me, this performance is a miracle. This performance has saved my life so much. This performance is a savior for me. I can’t wait to be in the matinee performance. last at Noël Coward on October 22, 2022. May you rest in peace Mr. Fickinger and may your characters last forever as a tribute to your hard work and dedication. friends for the arts and entertainment industry.”
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