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Lawrence Clayton Dead - Broadway Actor Has Died at 64

Lawrence Clayton, an actor best known for his work on Broadway, has died after a two-year battle with glioblastoma cancer.

Clayton‘s death was confirmed to Deadline by his talent agency. He was just 64 when he passed away on November 2.

Lawrence made his Broadway debut in the classic musical Dreamgirls as part of the replacement cast in 1981. He played the role of Effie’s brother C.C. White. His most recent role was as Celie’s abusive husband Old Mister in The Color Purple opposite Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo.

Some of Lawrence‘s other Broadway credits include Once Upon a Mattress, The Civil War, The High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club, It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, and Bells Are Ringing.

We send our thoughts and condolences to Lawrence‘s loved ones during this difficult time.