B.C.’s Brent Carver — star of Broadway, West End and Stratford Festival — dead at 68

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One of Canada’s great stage actors, Brent Carver, passed away on Aug. 4, according to his family in a Facebook post.

He was 68 years old. No cause of death has been released.

Carver, whose talents have been witnessed on stages around the world, died in his hometown of Cranbrook, in southeastern B.C.

Carver’s career took him to Broadway in New York, London’s West End and many theatres across Canada, including the Shaw and Stratford festivals, as well as roles in TV and film.

 In 2014, he was awarded the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award For Lifetime Artistic Achievement, a  proud moment for his entire family, they wrote.
 
“But Brent, in his humble fashion, will be remembered as the kind, gentle and gifted man he was, with the deepest love as a true friend and family member,” read the post.

“His love of performing was matched only by his zest for life and lifetime devotion to family, friends and treasured pets.”

In 1993, Carver won a Tony award for his role in the Broadway production of Kiss of the Spider Woman, alongside Chita Rivera.

Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival, Antoni Cimolino, said in a statement that everyone at the festival was devastated by Carver’s passing.

“Brent was an artist who demanded the most from himself, opening up his heart to reveal the pain and beauty of life. He was an inspiration to everyone who knew him.”

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