Out Singer Quindon Tarver, Known for 'Romeo + Juliet' Covers, Dies at 38

Thursday April 8, 2021

Out singer Quindon Tarver, best known for his covers for the Baz Luhrmann film "Romeo + Juliet," has died after a car crash in Dallas, Texas. He was 38.

Just Jared points out that Tarver's uncle confirmed the news to the Dallas Morning News. He told the newspaper Tarver "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."

Tarver covered Rozalla's "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)" and Prince's "When Doves Cry" for the film, which were included on its double-platinum-selling soundtrack. He continued working in the 90s, releasing his own music and contributing to other soundtracks, like "Kazaam" and "Down in the Delta." He also competed on two seasons of "American Idol."

In 2019, he came out as gay in an Instagram post.

In October of 2020, he released a new single called "Stand Our Ground." Watch the music video below.

(Warning: the clip is graphic)