Disney Pays Tribute to the Late Samuel E. Wright. Yesterday the news was shared that Samuel E. Wright had passed away from prostate cancer at the age of 74. Wright is best known by Disney fans for his work as Sebastian in The Little Mermaid films and shows, Kron in Dinosaur, and as the original Mufasa in the Broadway adaption of The Lion King.
Several agencies, including Disney and the official The Lion King Musical Facebook page have shared their condolences online. Disney shared a photo of Sam alongside his character Sebastian with the caption:
“We are saddened by the passing of Samuel E. Wright, who voiced Sebastian in The Little Mermaid. Wright also voiced Kron in Dinosaur and originated the role of Mufasa in The Lion King on Broadway. His iconic performance as Sebastian will always be remembered for the charm and heart Wright brought to every line and lyric.“
Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends, and fans of Samuel E. Wright 🕯
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