Broadway Star Curtis McClarin Dead at 44

Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk star suffered brain aneurysm.

Posted: 03/07/2014 09:00 AM EST
Curtis McClarin

Broadway actor Curtis McClarin, best known for starring in the hit musical Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, has died, the New York Daily News reports. The actor was only 44 years old. McClarin died in his Brooklyn home of a brain aneurysm, his relatives confirm.

“It was a surprise for all of us,” his uncle Leroy McClarin said, while his colleague and co-star Dulé Hill added, “As far back as I can remember, Curtis was always one of the most consistently genuine people I have ever met; a breath of fresh air that filled you up whenever you came into his presence."

Apart from his work on Broadway, McClarin also appeared in a number of Off-Broadway plays, as well as regional theatre productions across the U.S. His film credits include The Occupant and The Happening, and he had guest roles on television series such as The Good Wife, Damages, The Wire, Law & Order: SVU and prison drama Oz.

Our thoughts go out to his grieving family.

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