Samuel E. Wright, The Voice Of Sebastian From ‘The Little Mermaid’ Has Died

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Everyone’s favorite singing and sassy crab from Disney’s popular movie ‘The Little Mermaid’ has passed away. 

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Samuel E. Wright was 74 with a wife and three children when he passed and according to the late actor’s daughter Dee who told The Hollywood Reporter, her father’s death was caused after a three year battle with prostate cancer.

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Her father passed away peacefully Monday night in his home. 

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Alongside ‘The Little Mermaid’, Wright earned two Tony nominations for his work in “The Tap Dance Kid” and the other in another popular Disney film “The Lion King.”

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He also made a Broadway debut in the original cast of “Jesus Christ Superstar” in the late 1900s, had his first break on television in the 1980s, and even won an Oscar.

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Rest in peace Samuel E. Wright, your legacy will live on through the various projects in entertainment, including inspiration and fond nostalgic memories that are a staple in many people’s childhood.

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