Steve Fickinger Cause Of Death
Steve Fickinger, who produced “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Newsies,” and “The Lion King” on Broadway, has died. According to his niece, Jessica Roy, he died unexpectedly on June 17 in Laguna Beach, California. Steve was 62 years old.
Throughout his career, Fickinger was involved with the development of six distinct Broadway productions. He also spent 20 years at Walt Disney Studios, where he was Vice President of Development.
Steve Fickinger Career
- According to Deadline, he worked on films such as Mulan, Tarzan, and Lilo & Stitch during his time there. He then rose to the position of Vice President of Creative Development for Disney Theatrical Productions.
- He oversaw, among other things, the Broadway production of Aida and the national tour of “High School Musical.” In 2013, he left Disney to start his own production firm, FickStern Productions.
- The Tony Award-winning revival of “Dear Evan Hansen” was one of his first shows. According to sources, he was working on animated and hybrid films for Warner Brothers Studios at the time of his death. Fickinger was also the Executive Producer of “Rock of Ages” at The Bourbon Room in Hollywood.
How Did Steve Fickinger Die?
According to his niece, Jessica Roy, Steve died unexpectedly. There is no information about the cause of death. Roy made the following announcement on Twitter: “Absolutely devastated to share that my beloved uncle, Steve Fickinger, passed away last week.”
“He was a bright, vibrant light who contributed so much to the entertainment world. We will miss him so, so much.”
So Steve Fickinger has passed away, without this wonderful, smiling legend of a man, we wouldn’t have been given such great movies as Tarzan, Mulan and Lilo and Stitch
We wouldn’t have been given the Tony award winning Broadway Production of Disney’s Newsies
We wouldn’t have pic.twitter.com/IYDwIEEoc0
— Jake Lindsay (@JakeLindsay2001) June 23, 2022