Goodbye Rob Guest

Published on 2nd Oct, 2008

Goodbye Rob GuestTheatre star Rob Guest has died in Melbourne after suffering a massive stroke.

The 57-year-old, who had been starring in the musical Wicked, was admitted to Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital last night.

Guest was born in Britain but enjoyed fame as a pop star in New Zealand in the 1970s and 1980s and spent a decade in Las Vegas.

His stage musical career took him to Australia where he starred in Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera.

He was the world’s longest serving Phantom, having played the role a record 2289 times in performances over seven years.

More recently he played Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music.

Guest was awarded an OBE for his services to the New Zealand entertainment industry.

It’s understood his New Zealand family was at his bedside when he died.

Source: ninemsn.com.au

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