Hollywood actress, Royana Black, who starred in Broadway’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, has died. She was aged 47.
Black died in Los Angeles on July 14 following a battle with Leukemia, her family have revealed in her obituary announced Tuesday, July 28.
According to a GoFundMe campaign set up for her memorial, Black had acute myeloid leukemia, and her death came “very suddenly”.
“Royana’s incredible energy and spirit will be a part of our lives forever, and her friends and family want to remember her and assist her husband, JP, at this most difficult time,” the statement on the GoFundme page read.
“We are shocked by the outpouring of support from friends and fans. “
“JP continues with the struggle of getting a handle on the everyday things that must be done in the midst of such soul wracking grief… Words cannot express the gratitude we feel to each and every person who continues to so graciously respond to this campaign, and share it with others to help JP with end of life costs, and future expenses.”
“Royana had an infectious smile and laugh which could light even the the darkest of days. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She was truly an angel on earth.”
Royana worked alongside the likes of Matthew Broderick on the Broadway play Brighton Beach Memoirs, a role she held for 10 years.
She went on to land the lead in the 1988 CBS sitcom Raising Miranda, with James Naughton playing her father.
May her soul Rest in peace.