Hollywood and Broadway have lost one of their brightest stars as Doreen Montalvo leaves us at the young age of 56.
In a statement from Fox News, the brilliant talent’s passing comes to light. Amid her passing, Doreen Montalvo was with her husband, Michael Mann, and family. Montalvo leaves us too soon after suffering a stroke.
Best known for her Broadway work in hits such as “In the Heights”, Montalvo’s career was one most stage actors can only dream of. This brought her to the attention of Hollywood, where she found great success, too. Fans can look forward to seeing her in the movie adaptation of “In the Heights”. In addition, she will live on in the upcoming West Side Story remake, too.
Both will see release in 2021 posthumously.
Gloria Estefan mourns the passing of Doreen Montalvo
Her theatre work brought many Hollywood opportunities and friendships, as well. Having a role in “On Your Feet!” – the Broadway hit about the life of Gloria Estefan – forged a friendship between the two.
Estefan mourns her friend’s passing today on Instagram with a beautiful memoir:
“Into the loving hands & angelic voice of the incredibly talented, Doreen Montalvo, @doreencita1, we entrusted the roles of our mommas for our musical, On Your Feet. At different times during the life of our show she portrayed with gusto, care & professionalism both my mother, the indomitable Gloria Fajardo & Emilio’s loving mother, Nena,” writes Estefan.
“But I feel so fortunate to have been able to get to know her as the amazing human being that she was. Our hearts go out to her husband, Michael, their beautiful family and everyone who loved her which includes my family as well. Rest In Power, Doreen, and thank you for all the love you spread just being you. You will be missed by many! We love you! 💔🙏🏻🌺.”
Her husband. Michael Mann, a Broadway performer, and her step-children survive the actress.
[H/T Fox News]