Award-winning actor and singer, Samuel E. Wright has died at 75.
His daughter who shared the news of his death confirmed that he died peacefully at his home on Monday, having been diagnosed with prostate cancer three years earlier.
“He was the brightest light,” she said.
The news was also confirmed in a Facebook post by the page of Montgomery, a town in New York, which paid tribute to the actor, calling him an inspiration.
He was best known as the voice of Sebastian in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, for which he provided the lead vocals to “Under the Sea”, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Samuel Wright was born on November 20, 1946 in Camdem, South Carolina. He came into the industry when he was part of the original Broadway cast for Jesus Christ Superstar in 1971.