Ann Reinking died on Saturday December 12, 2020, in her sleep. The ex-actress and dancer was visiting her older brother.
Lovers of Broadway, theater and musicals are in mourning. They mourn the death of Ann Reinking . The actress and dancer died last weekend. She was 71 years old.
The terrible news was announced by her sister-in-law Dahrla King to the Variety site , which relayed the information. Ann Reinking went missing on Saturday, December 12, 2020. The New York Times reported that the deceased died in her sleep, in a hotel room near the city of Seattle, Washington. Ann, who resided in Arizona, had traveled there to visit her older brother, Dahrla King’s husband. The cause of his death has not been revealed.
“ The world and our family have lost an extraordinary and vibrant talent, and a beautiful soul. Ann was the core of our family and the heart of the party. She will be missed more than we can explain. Heaven has the best choreographer, ”the family of Ann Reinking wrote in a statement. Writer and director Nicolas Bedos also had a thought for the Broadway legend.
” Bye bye Ann Reinking, bye bye love, ” he wrote in his Instagram story , in a photo of Ann Reinking in the middle of a show.
Ann Reinking was born in Seattle. She moved to New York at 18 and walked the stage of the Big Apple at the prestigious Radio Music Hall. Ann had taken her first steps on Broadway the following year playing in the musical Cabaret .
Awarded a Tony Award in 1975 for her role as Joan of Arc in Goodtime Charley, Ann played two years later in the legendary musical Chicago . The show was re-adapted and performed in Paris in 2018, in the presence of Ann Reinking and with the participation of singer Sofia Essaïdi .
Ann Reinking had married four times. She was the mother of one child, a son named Christopher (born from her third marriage to James Stuart) and suffering from Marfan syndrome.