Friends and fans of the young Broadway actor and "Les Misérables" star who died over the weekend in Brooklyn will honor his memory Monday afternoon at Central Park's Bethesda Fountain.
Kyle Jean-Baptiste, 21, the first African-American and youngest actor to assume the role of Jean Valjean in the popular musical, died Saturday after an accidental fall from a fire escape at his mother's apartment in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.
His "Les Mis" family has planned a memorial service for the tenor for 2 p.m. at the fountain, which features a bronze statue of a winged angel.
Jean-Baptiste's final "Les Misérables" performance was Aug. 27.
A separate social media campaign -- with #dim4kyle -- has begun to have the Broadway lights dimmed in honor of Jean-Baptiste.