American singer, Quindon Tarver who gained fame as a child for his performance in 1996’s “Romeo + Juliet,” has died at 38 in a car accident in Texas.
His uncle, Willie Tarver, told the ‘Daily Beast’ that the singer crashed his car into a wall on the President George Bush Turnpike in Dallas early Friday.
Born in McKinney, Texas, on August 4, 1982, Tarver started out singing in church choirs and appeared as a choir boy in Baz Luhrmann’s modern adaptation of the William Shakespeare tragedy, performing covers of Prince’s “When Doves Cry” and Rozalla’s “Everybody’s Free.”
The songs were included on the movie’s soundtrack album, which sold some 2 million copies.
In a 2017 interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Tarver said his career stalled after he spoke out about being sexually abused as a child in the music industry.