Marva Hicks Dies: ‘The Lion King’ & ‘Motown’ Star Was 66

Washington [US]: Marva Hicks, a singer and actor who’s acknowledged for her roles in ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Motown: The Musical’ and for television credits that included Star Trek: Voyager exceeded away on the age of 66.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hicks exceeded away on Friday in New York City, in keeping with an assertion from her agent Tanya Young Williams. Her purpose of loss of life isn’t always disclosed yet.

“It is with heavy hearts that we proportion the information of the passing of our expensive Marva Hicks Taha. Our liked spouse, a member of the family and buddy, might be substantially overlooked and continue to be marvellous in our hearts all the time,” her husband, Akwasi Taha, and circle of relatives said in an assertion shared to The Hollywood Reporter. “The love she had for her husband, own family, buddies and entertainment network knew no bounds. We were deeply touched by means of the outstanding outpouring of love. Thank you for your compassion and prayers.”

Hicks, who was born in Petersburg, Virginia, attended Howard University and earned a degree earlier than embarking on a career that lasted for 40 years.

She began as a musician and launched her debut record under her own name in 1991, featuring the song “Never Been in Love Before.” Hicks would go on to travel the sector and sing duets with Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson.

She has completed on Broadway in Motown: The Musical, The Lion King, Caroline or Change, and Lena Horne, The Lady at Her Music, among different theatrical productions. Her level performances have earned her 3 Helen Hayes Awards, and recently this year, she seemed in the Alliance Theatre production of Angry, Raucous, and Shamelessly Gorgeous.

Hicks appeared in four episodes of ‘Mad About You and ‘Sister, Sister’, and had a routine function as T’Pel on ‘Star Trek: Voyager’. Other TV appearances include ones on ‘Madam Secretary’, ‘Daredevil’, ‘Search Party’, and ‘House of Cards’.

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