Remembering Lion King's "SHANNON TAVAREZ"

photo credit: Shavar Ross

Shannon Tavarez, 11, who played the young Nala in hit musical The Lion King was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in April, just a little more than six months after her Broadway debut in the popular Disney musical.

Shannon was unable to find a bone marrow donor in her long battle with acute myeloid leukemia and passed away on Nov. 1, 2010

Her family and friends attended the service at the Greater Allen AME Cathedral in Queens, NY on Monday, and were reportedly moved to tears as a pre-recorded video message from Tavarez herself was played on a big screen.

“Shannon’s strength and her happy, positive spirit will live on in our hearts and minds each day,” her mother, Odiney Brown, said in a statement. “Shannon’s dream was to perform on stage, and that she did.”

photo credit: Shavar Ross

On Jan. 16, 2011, R.A.R.E will host a Bone Marrow Benefit Concert in Memory of Shannon Tavarez. They are looking for volunteers, promoters, bloggers, press, singers, rappers, poets, dancers, any one with talent or a heart to help. Simply showing up to support or registering to be a donor would be... OUTSTANDING. Ideas, questions & comments can be mailed directly to:
This is so sad! Another young life lost but not forgotten!! May Prayers go out to the Family, Friends and Fans!! Shannon you will be missed!!!

Please show your support! Thank You!!!

Brea Renee xoxo


Anonymous said...

what an amazing gift from God, so gifted! thank's for informing us!

Breasworld said...

She was God's little angel!!! Thanks for your kind words!!!

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