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Broadway actress Doreen Montalvo dead at 56 after suffering a stroke while on break from starring in Mrs Doubtfire

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Broadway actress Doreen Montalvo has died at the age of 56 weeks after suffering from a severe stroke, her manager has sadly confirmed.

"My favorite memory will be watching you as Gloria Fajardo in the OYF tour at the open-air outside KC Starlight theater....belting out 'Mi Tierra' to an audience of 8000, with the sun literally setting as if God himself was directing the most PERFECT moment for us all. It was thrilling." He continued: "This last year had been such an exciting one for Doreen with the filming of both the IN THE HEIGHTS and WEST SIDE STORY feature films, as well as her return to Broadway in MRS DOUBTFIRE.

The actress was known for the Broadway musicals In The Heights and Mrs Doubtfire (Picture: Getty Images)

Sharing a video of Doreen singing live on Instagram, Steve wrote alongside it: "It's been my honor and extreme pleasure to have worked with Doreen, as her manager.

According to BroadwayWorld, Doreen suffered a stroke earlier this month and her manager Steve Maihack sadly confirmed on Saturday that she had passed away.

"She was all of ours winning lotto ticket. We will continue to carry her, telling her story and remembering the talent and love she shared with us all. Most importantly the LOVE, as long as there is love." He finished by adding: "DOREEN, what an absolute blessing to have known you on your incredible human journey. I pray for you and will love and miss you, para siempre. Para Siempre. PARA SIEMPRE." A Twitter account for Mrs Doubtfire paid tribute in a tweet, writing: "The Mrs. Doubtfire the Musical family mourns the loss of Doreen Montalvo.

She was like a winning lotto ticket,' Maihack said.

Doreen Montalvo has died aged 56

"From the minute we met it was like we had been friends for years.

"She was also making strides in the tv world- which she was a natural at.

"Her light shown brightly onstage and off. She was beloved by the entire company and by every person who was lucky enough to call her a colleague or friend. Our hearts are with her husband Mike and all of her family and friends." Kindred spirits, for sure.

BROADWAY actress Doreen Montalvo has died at the age of 56, it has been confirmed.

The actress had made a name for herself on Broadway

The actress, who was best known for starring in the musicals Mrs Doubtfire and In The Heights, died on Saturday a month after suffering a stroke.

Broadway star Doreen Montalvo has sadly died at the age of 56, it has been confirmed.