Broadway's 'Les Miserables' star Kyle Jean-Baptiste dies at 21
Broadway’s first black Jean Valjean, Kyle Jean-Baptiste, died after falling from a fire escape in New York.
JOHANNESBURG - Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American to play the lead role in a Broadway production of "Les Miserables," died in New York on Friday night.
According to a CNN report, Jean-Baptiste lost his life after falling from a fire escape.
The 21-year-old played the roles of the constable and Courfeyrac and was also the understudy for the lead role of Jean Valjean - this was apparently his dream role.