Samuel Edward Wright was an American actor and singer who died on May 24, 2021. He was best known as the voice of Sebastian in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, for which he provided the lead vocals to “Under the Sea”, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. He played Dizzy Gillespie in Bird, the biographical film about Charlie Parker.

Wright was survived by his wife Amanda Wright, and their three children: Keely, Dee, and Sam.

Cause of death

Samuel E. Wright, The veteran stage actor who earned two Tony Award nominations who was diagnosed three years ago, his daughter Dee Wright said.

Wright died from prostate cancer at his home in Walden, New York, on May 24, 2021.


Samuel E. Wright Profile Summary

Full Name Samuel Edward Wright
Date of Birth  November 20, 1946
Occupation Actor, Singer
Marital Status Married, Amanda Wright
No. of Children 3
Date of Death May 24, 2021
Age of Death 74
Cause of Death Prostate Cancer


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