Singer and former child star, Quindon Tarver, has passed away at the age of thirty-eight.
The tragic circumstances surrounding his death has since surfaced...
He was well known for his role in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet.
Touching tributes have been pouring in for the star...
RIP Quindon Tarver. Powerful artist with a gift from God. He deserved more. Rest peacefully.— 💐Robyn Thicke💐 (@inkverywell) April 5, 2021
RIP #QuindonTarver life is way too short smh prayers to his family during this difficult time 😓😓😓😥😥— Laila Stevenson (@GrownLover) April 2, 2021
RIP Quindon Tarver! Sad news today. I loved his music since 1996. A part of my childhood! I loved his singing role in “Romeo and Juliet” film! Heaven just gained an Angel 😇😔😢😩🥺🙏🏾🙏🏾💔💔🕊🕊 #QuindonTarver— Antoine M. Britt (@AntoineMBritt1) April 2, 2021
Rip QUINDON TARVER THE ANGEL VOICE !❤️— My mind is an Art (@myminddaydreams) April 2, 2021
Really sorry to hear about Quindon Tarver - sudden and so young, absolutely tragic. And I really want to watch R+J now. That movie had a truly life-defining aesthetic for me.— sarahcakes (@Sarahcakes613) April 7, 2021
RIP to Quindon Tarver. Romeo+Juliet is one of my all time favorite films and his role never went unnoticed with me. I pray for his family to find peace.— タイラーテッシュ (@TylerTheG) April 6, 2021
RIP Quindon Tarver 🙏🏽— LFG (@thewis3man) April 6, 2021
thank you for sharing your voice
RIP Quindon Tarver ! Gone way too soon . So sad. My thoughts & prayers are with your family & friends at this time . Godspeed 🙏🏼🕊️🌹 pic.twitter.com/jBM50u14ip— Rana (@RanaNb72) April 2, 2021
We at RnB Soul Effect Tv send prayers out to the Tarver family , Quindon Tarver passed away on April 1st 2021 rest in paradise king.— RnB Souleffect Tv™ (@rnbsouleffecttv) April 2, 2021
August 4, 1982-April 1,2021 🕊#QuindonTarver pic.twitter.com/S3nraiHipg
Yo... #RIP to the homie #QuindonTarver. What a gentle soul. We were supposed to be working on music together soon. Music you said you wanted to help people heal with and through. I'm in shock that you're gone. Take your rest. Condolences and prayers to friends and family. pic.twitter.com/RoL0HmSEVY— J'Fuzion™ (@JFuzion) April 2, 2021
#QuindonTarver is no longer with us! What in God’s name is going on right now? These beautiful, talented, melanated people being taken from us! Lord, I need Your help with this. 😢 Quindon, “It’s You That’s On My Mind”. #WhenDovesCry 🙏🏽🕊🖤 pic.twitter.com/MammUGnuAg— 2PAC’s Widow 🖤👑 (@Her_Highness8) April 9, 2021
The singer famously performed a rendition of Prince's "When Doves Cry" in 1996's Romeo + Juliet...
After signing with Virgin Records at the age of twelve, Quindon was cast as a choirboy who also performed a cover of Rozalla's "Everybody's Free" in the movie.
Baz has since posted on Instagram to pay his respects.
"A beautiful soul has passed," Baz wrote, "My thoughts are with Quindon Tarver's family and loved ones."
The director also shared a clip of Quindon singing during rehearsals for the film.
Many fans also paid tribute in the comments of Baz's post...
"I remember so well this Angel voice from your amazing movie!" one Instagram user wrote. "So sad to hear." While another added, "My favorite track from an amazing soundtrack. His voice just got me every time."
In addition to this, Quindon also appeared on American Idol in seasons 2 and 7.
The details of his death are tragic...
According to his uncle Kevin Tarver...
He died in a car accident in Texas on April 1.
"He had been through so much," Quindon's uncle said.
"But his focus was on his music. He was getting ready to make his comeback. He had been in the studio working on a project that was supposed to be released this year."
The Texas Department of Public Safety said that at approximately 10:35 am on April 1, Highway Patrol Troopers were called to a single-vehicle crash...
It has been reported that the driver lost control, struck a center concrete barrier in the road, then veered back across the road and struck the guardrail.
Quindon was transported to hospital but sadly died from his injuries...
The crash is currently under investigation.
Rest in peace.