Sam Wright, voice of Sebastian from Little Mermaid, is dead

The actor succumbed to prostate cancer 

Samuel E. Wright, the voice actor who voiced the famous Sebastian character from the Disney movie Little Mermaid has died at the age of 74. The actor succumbed to prostate cancer after a three year battle with the disease.

His death was announced by the Town of Montgomery Facebook Page.

“Today, the Town of Montgomery mourns the loss of Sam Wright….Sam was an inspiration to us all and along with his family established the Hudson Valley Conservatory.
Sam and his family have impacted countless Hudson Valley youth always inspiring them to reach higher and dig deeper to become the best version of themselves. On top of his passion for the arts and his love for his family, Sam was most known for walking into a room and simply providing PURE JOY to those he interacted with. He loved to entertain, he loved to make people smile and laugh and he loved to love.”

Samuel is famous for voicing Sebastian in the Little Mermaid 1989 movie and later for the 1992 – 1994 prequel for CBS and Little Mermaid 2. He is survived by his wife Amanda and his three children Sam, Dee and Keely.


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