Arts Enthusiast Geoffrey Holder Dies at 84

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The entertainment and cultural arts world has lost another gem.

Geoffrey Holder, dancer, choreographer, designer, actor, composer and painter died on Sunday in Manhatten due to complications of pneumonia, a spokesman for the family told The New York Times.

The West Indian native was 84.

A multi-faceted talent, Holder won a Tony Award in 1975 for the direction and costume design on the musical, The Wiz. Flourishing in the arts, he also danced at the Metropolitan Opera, on Broadway and directed a dance troupe from Trinidad and Tobago.

Holder led an “absolutely maaaarvelous” life as an entertainment and true visionary.

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