'Jesus Christ Superstar' star dies at 68

# 12 September 2019 10:37 (UTC +04:00)

Jeff Fenholt, best known for playing the title character in the original Broadway theater production of "Jesus Christ Superstar", has died, APA reports citing Russian media.

Law enforcement sources say Jeff died Tuesday, only 5 days before his 69th birthday. Fenholt had recently been battling some health issues and was found dead at his home. Jeff's death is not being investigated under suspicious circumstances.

Jeff famously played Jesus in Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera, "Jesus Christ Superstar," which opened on Broadway in October 1971 and played at the Mark Hellinger Theatre for a widely successful run of more than 700 performances.