Michael Falzon Wiki – Michael Falzon Biography
Michael Falzon, Musical theatre star and tenor has died following a cancer battle.
The star of the original Australian production of We Will Rock You – who was hand-picked by Ben Elton and Queen for the role – was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of germ cell cancer last year.
Michael Falzon was born in 1972 in Australia. He was an actor and producer, known for Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of the War of the Worlds Alive on Stage! The New Generation (2013), Blue Heelers (1994), and The Wright Way (2013).
Falzon had appeared in a number of Australian and international musical theatre productions, including The Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore with Opera Queensland in his early career, as well as War of the Worlds, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Rock of Ages, as well as reprising his We Will Rock You role.
Falzon appeared in solo concerts supported by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Perth Symphony Orchestra, among others. Since 2014, he had performed alongside fellow musical theatre stars Luke Kennedy, Ben Mingay, Matt Lee, and Rob Mills in the band Swing on This.
Michael Falzon Age
Michael Falzon has died at the age of 48.
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Michael Falzon Wife
He is survived by his wife, violinist Jane Cho.
Cause of Death
Michael Falzon, star of the original Australian production of We Will Rock You, has died aged 48.
Falzon was diagnosed with an aggressive form of germ cell cancer last year, and his publicist announced his death on Tuesday night.
“Vale Michael Falzon,” he wrote. “You fought valiantly until the last, my friend. Your beaming smile, huge talent, and incredible positivity will be missed by so many friends, family, and fans. We are better for having known you. Love to Jane and your family.”
“This is a dumb luck cancer. There’s no ‘why’, it just is. That’s the Yoda in me, sorry.”
— Michael Falzon (@michaelfalzon) May 12, 2020
Speaking from a hospital bed, Falzon said one major silver lining was that his diagnosis had prompted other men in their 40s in his circle to get checked.
“It’s confronting for everybody. You’re faced with your own questions of mortality. We’re all touched by this at various points in our lives, I’m not special in that regard, but within your circle when it happens it’s a lot.”
Writing on social media on Wednesday morning, fellow musical theatre star and friend David Campbell said Falzon was a “vital member” of the arts industry.
“He was a leading man and producer,” Campbell tweeted. “He loved the arts and he loved what we do. He had a smile that could light up a stage and the first ten rows. Sending my love to his wife Jane and his family.”
British musical theatre performer Jenna-Lee James wrote that there was “another star in the sky tonight”, sharing a picture of herself taken with Falzon in Sydney last year on Instagram.
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Words fail me… @michaelfalzon You were a one off. Not only an incredible performer and business man but you were also a beautiful soul. You fought so hard and I’m so glad I got to hug you on my travels last year in Sydney. Sending so much love to Jane and all the Falzon family tonight. There is another star in the sky tonight 🌟💔 Until we sing together again…
Opera singer Jacqui Dark told Falzon to “travel well”.
“You brought joy and light to the world and will be missed beyond words,” she tweeted. “Deepest sympathy and all my love for Jane and his family.”