Last Updated on August 23, 2023, 6:24 am
Chris Peluso, a Broadway performer, tragically passed away at 38. He announced dead on August 16, 2023.
According to the media reports, he died due to schizoaffective disease, but his family does not reveal the actual death cause.
Linda Goodrich, the interim chair of the University of Michigan’s musical theatre department, released his death news without mentioning the actual cause and posted a tribute on the theatre’s official Instagram account.
“The compassionate, charming, and wonderfully endowed Chris Peluso passed away. The Michigan Musical Theatre family is heartbroken as we announce the passing of our dear family member/alum.”
Chris played Fiyero on tour in Wicked, appeared in Miss Saigon and Showboat in London, and performed on Broadway in Mamma Mia!, Assasins, Lestat, The Glorious Ones, and Beautiful. Our thoughts are with his family,”
Many fans and friends sending sympathies to Chris Peluso’s family, who are going through this tragic and trying time. Chris was incredibly gifted and had a good heart.
He was suffering from a mental health condition known as schizoaffective disorder.
A combination of symptoms like hallucinations or delusions and mood disorder symptoms like depression or mania characterizes the disease.
He had fought gallantly for more than ten years against a schizophrenia diagnosis,
Chris started receiving therapy in 2022 for his “debilitating paranoia” that kept him from working. He has taken a break from the stage in recent years while he handled mental health challenges.
In response to his “debilitating paranoia,” which prevented him from performing for years, his friends started a Go Fund Me page in 2022 to support his “mental health treatment,” which generated more than $25,000 in donations.
People were urged to contribute because “our dear friend Chris Peluso needs your help,” according to the fundraiser’s description.
“I hope this raises some awareness about how so many people experience mental illness in silence. You can never tell what someone is dealing with. In the fundraiser’s description, he urged people to be polite to one another.”
Our Condolences and prayers are with his family and community; his funeral and burial details have not been announced publicly.
About Chris Peluso
Chris pursued acting studies At the University of Michigan‘s musical theatre program. He played the lead parts in the Broadway productions of Assassins and Lestat.
He made his Broadway debut almost two decades ago when he played the lead role in the Tony-winning revival of the timeless musical Assassins by Stephen Sondheim.
According to Broadway World, Chris has appeared in various other plays, including Lestat, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, and Sky in Mamma Mia!
Chris performed in Show Boat and Miss Saigon in addition to the period on Broadway. Additionally, he played Fiyero in the Wicked touring production.
He had a major off-Broadway and regional role in The Glorious Ones in 2007. Chris himself was a singer-songwriter.
In 2017, he released his first EP, This Old Love. He sang many songs on the short release, including well-known stage numbers like “Send in the Clowns” and “Hallelujah.”
Chris has entertained theatre fans for almost 20 years by appearing in several plays on Broadway and other significant stages. Still, he had supposed to leave the stage after suffering from the disease.
Chris Peluso Net worth
Chris has spent a long time of his life in acting, he must have earned a lot in his career, but his actual net worth is unknown. Chris left his acting career while suffering from a disorder.
He was getting treatment with his earnings, but he may spend all his savings on his health. Unfortunately, in 2022, he took donations from the ‘go found me’ page for further treatment.
About Chris Peluso’s Family
Chris was a father and a husband. He got married in December 2018 to Jessica Gomes, and in January 2021, he made his final Instagram post announcing the arrival of their daughter, Aria Li. The post’s caption read, “Welcome home, Aria Li Peluso.”
Chris and Jessica were the happy owners of a cute puppy named Peety before they were married. Chris frequently shared photos of their pet dog on Instagram in adorable poses and settings.
He will always remain in the hearts of his family, fans, and loved ones. Prayers for him, “Rest in Peace young man.”
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