Unhappy information from Texas.
Quindon Tarver, finest recognized for his look in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, died in a automotive crash final week. He was 38 years previous. Tarver gained fame as a younger boy within the ’90s after showing in Madonna’s Like A Prayer music video. He performed a choirboy in Luhrmann’s movie, performing memorable renditions of Prince’s When Doves Cry and Rozalla’s Everyone’s Free for the soundtrack. He later appeared on seasons 2 and seven of American Idol.
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Lately, Tarver opened up about being sexually abused as a younger teen within the music trade. He additionally shared with followers about scuffling with drug habit and surviving a 2012 suicide try.
His uncle Kevin Tarver informed The Dallas Morning Information:
“He had been by means of a lot. However his focus was on his music. He was on the brink of make his comeback. He had been within the studio engaged on a challenge that was purported to be launched this yr.”
Kevin additionally shared with The Each day Beast:
“It’s sort of tragic — I really misplaced my son in January to police brutality. This final launch Quindon put out, Stand Our Floor, was on behalf of my son. … He was a loving nephew, he beloved everyone, believed in being simple. He beloved music since he was younger, and singing finally took him all world wide. That was his ardour.”
The Moulin Rouge director shared a tribute to Quindon on Instagram, posting rehearsal footage of the younger singer onset of Romeo + Juliet. He captioned the publish:
“A phenomenal soul has handed, my ideas are with Quindon Tarver’s household and family members.”
So tragic. We can be maintaining Quindon and his family members in our ideas.
[Image via Quindon Tarver/Baz Luhrmann/Instagram]