Quindon Tarver, a singer who appeared on two seasons ofAmerican Idol, has died at age 38.
The singer died in a automotive crash in Dallas, Texas, final Friday, April 2. According to People, Tarver was a toddler star who was a choirboy in Baz Luhrmann’s remake of the 1996 movie Romeo + Juliet.
Speaking to The Daily Beast, Tarver’s uncle, Willie Tarver, shared, “[Quindon] had an accident- all we all know is he had a wreck, crashed right into a wall someplace on George Bush [Turnpike]. That’s all the data I’ve.”
Tarver competed on Seasons two and 7 of American Idol.
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He Appeared In Madonna’s ‘Like a Prayer’ Video
Tarver was a part of the music video for Madonna’s track, Like a Prayer, according to The Daily Beast.
Another uncle, Kevin Tarver, shared with the outlet, “It’s sort of tragic—I truly misplaced my son in January to police brutality. This final launch Quindon put out, ‘Stand Our Ground,’ was on behalf of my son.” ‘Stand Our Ground’ may be watched above.
Kevin Tarver continued, “He was a loving nephew, he beloved all people, believed in being easy. He beloved music since he was younger, and singing ultimately took him all world wide. That was his ardour.”
Baz Luhrmann Shared a Tribute on Instagram
On Wednesday, director Baz Luhrmann shared a tribute to Tarver on Instagram, writing, “A wonderful soul has handed, my ideas are with Quindon Tarver’s household and family members.”
In 2017, when the singer sat down with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, he mentioned that he was working within the insurance coverage trade on the time. “I ensure that all the info on the insurance policies are appropriate.”
Talking about his musical upbringing, he mentioned, “I began singing after I was 4. I began singing in my grandfather’s church. He was the pastor. I kinda simply took it and ran with it. It was one thing that I actually appreciated and I started to like it and commenced to do join with it. I kinda simply took it and ran with it. It was one thing that I actually appreciated and I started to like it and commenced to do join with it.”
Tarver defined that when he was 12, he scored a significant file deal. He was in LA, recording his second album when he was contacted about being a part of Luhrmann’s movie.
“The woman that I auditioned for at Hollywood Records was now part of the music division at twentieth Century Fox. I suppose the phrase had gotten to her that I had signed with Virgin, so she reached out to them as a result of they had been in search of somebody to sing these songs for the film.”
He concluded his interview with the outlet by saying, “… I understand the explanation I went via it was in order that I may very well be that beacon of hope to different people who have gone via these sorts of issues. I used to be used to assist individuals, allow them to know that they’ll overcome. Because, if I can do it, so are you able to.”