Linda Balgord Cause Of Death: How Did The Veteran Of Broadway’s Cats Die?

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Linda Balgord Cause Of Death

Linda Balgord was born in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, on February 18, 1960. Her goal was to write plays for Broadway. As early as grade school, she became interested in acting. Also when she graduated from New Lisbon High School in 1978, she hoped to become a famous singer.

Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, was where Balgord went to school and got her degree in 1982. This article will tell you everything you need to know about Linda Balgord’s cause of death!!

Linda Balgord’s Cause Of Death

Linda Balgord died on March 5 at the age of 64. She had been performing on stage for many years and was best known as the last Grizabella in the original Broadway production of Cats. Friends shared the news on social media and said that she died suddenly. No other details about how she died have been made public.

A Twitter post is given below:

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s work was often interpreted by Balgord during her career. Besides singing “Memory” as Lloyd Webber’s cat, she also played Madame Giry in The Phantom of the Opera, led the national tour of Aspects of Love, and was chosen by the composer to play Norma Desmond in the first national tour of Sunset Boulevard.

In addition to Passion by Stephen Sondheim, Balgord has also been in the 2004 production of La Cage aux Folles and The Pirate Queen. For her role as Queen Elizabeth I in The Pirate Queen, she was nominated for a 2007 Drama Desk Award.

Linda Balgord's Cause Of Death
Linda Balgord’s Cause Of Death

She was also a stand-in for Patti LuPone as Rose in the production of Gypsy in 2008. Off-Broadway, she was in the 2011 show Death Takes a Holiday, which was written by Maury Yeston, Peter Stone, and Thomas Meehan.

Sharon Wheatley met Balgord in the Broadway cast of Cats and they became good friends. In an Instagram tribute, she said,  “Even though Linda would HATE this (but love it a little, too) I am going to post some videos of her performing. Because of all of the wonderful things she was, to so many (including me) she was that rare talent who was built to bring down the house. Please fall down a Linda rabbit hole with me and lift up her dear husband, Andy Fenton, who must be deeply grieving. We love you, Linda. We love you, Andy.”

You can see the tribute posted by Sharon Wheatley below:


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