The Little Mermaid star Samuel E Wright has died at the age of 74. Here’s a look at his life, including net worth, wife Amanda Wright and children.
Samuel E Wright has died, his hometown of Montgomery said in a Facebook post.
His daughter Dee confirmed that the actor passed away on Monday, May 24th, following a battle with prostate cancer.
Samuel E Wright is survived by his wife, Amanda Wright, and their three children.
Samuel E Wright dies aged 74
Samuel E Wright, who voiced Sebastian in The Little Mermaid and played Mufasa in the first Broadway production of The Lion King, has died. He was 74 years old.
The actor’s death was confirmed in a Facebook post of the New York town of Montgomery which said: “Sam was an inspiration to us all and, along with his family, established the Hudson Valley Conservatory.
“Sam and his family have impacted countless Hudson Valley youth always inspiring them to reach higher and dig deeper to become the best version of themselves. On top of his passion for the arts and his love for his family, Sam was most known for walking into a room and simply providing PURE JOY to those he interacted with.
“He loved to entertain, he loved to make people smile and laugh and he loved to love.”
Samuel E Wright: Wife and children
The actor’s wife is called Amanda Wright.
They would have been married for 49 years in June this year and lived in Montgomery, New York.
Samuel, Amanda and Pamela A. Murphy set up the Hudson Valley Conservatory, which went on to become a leading centre for acting, music, and dance classes in Walden, New York.
The couple have three children together, called Keely, Sam and Dee.
Samuel E Wright: Net worth
- Estimation of $1.5 million.
Net Worth List notes that the late actor’s net worth was $1.5 million.
Samuel rose to fame for his Oscar-winning performance of ‘Under the Sea’ in the Disney animated film The Little Mermaid and his role as Mufasa in The Lion King on Broadway.
Meanwhile, in the early ’80s, the actor appeared in the CBS series Enos. He also received a Tony nomination for his role in the Broadway production of The Tap Dance Kid.