Stephen Totter death happened May 25, 2019. He had been admitted to the West Penn Hospital Pittsburgh on May the 11th, days before his death.
The beloved man was an American operatic baritone, born on May 3, 1963. Stephen Totter died at the age of 56.
Stephen Totter death: Stephen Totter cause of death
Stephen died May 25th 2019 after a battle with an infection that overwhelmed his system, He went into the hospital on May 11th and had been in hospital trying to fight it, he gave it his best.
Sadly, it was not possible.
Pittsburgh CLO Academy of Musical Theater announced Stephen’s passing on 25 May in a statement on Facebook that read:
We are sad to inform you of the passing of long-time Pittsburgh CLO Academy voice teacher Stephen Totter.
Stephen died days after celebrating his 56th birthday. He announced on his Facebook page on the 11th of May that he had been admitted to West Penn Hospital and he was in room 721 of the ICU unit.
That would Stephen’s last social media post.
Read touching tributes from Stephen Totter’s friends and loved ones:
- From Andrew Singer-Sords:
Shocked and saddened to hear of Stephen Totter’s sudden passing. He was a force to be reckoned with in the Pittsburgh vocal world…and I enjoyed our banter on figure skaters, Heinz Hall, and divas.
RIP – the world lost a good one.
- From Stanton Robertson
REST IN PEACE Steven Stephen Totter.
Steve was a great friend in elementary middle and high school here in Athens Georgia. I am shocked and saddened by the news but not at a surprised to read posts from hundreds and hundreds of lives he impacted.
- From Emma Wagner DeFrange
I am completely heartbroken over the loss of my friend and teacher, Stephen Totter. It’s hard to put into words how much of an impact he had on my life. He was my teacher for ten years, the most formidable ten years of my life.
From a young age he taught me many things; a good work ethic, a love of music, and how to be embrace who I was —which was probably the most important lesson of all. When I would get frustrated over and over again about casting notices, college auditions, and even silly boys Stephen would remind me that it’s more important to embrace who you are and be true to yourself and that that quality will set you apart. It certainly did for him.
He also taught me about beauty and art. And how careful, diligent practice could create something so beautiful that could really move people. But it wasn’t easy to obtain. You had to work hard for it.
And Stephen was never one to sugar coat that or anything for that matter. “Don’t operate under the assumption that auditions are fair.” Is one of the most poignant lessons he passed along to me. And it’s a lesson that my mom and I carry with us– about auditions, job interviews, many things in life. His frankness was most welcomed to those who wanted to be stronger, tougher, better, and when he spoke with flattery and respect it was genuine. It’s something I truly cherish.
The kindness that he shared with his students is clearly infectious with this extreme outpouring of love at the shock of his loss. It’s comforting to me to read everyone’s stories about him. To know that he didn’t just have such a big impact on my life, but on many others’ as well. He wanted the best for us. He lived through the ups and downs with us as students and friends. And he worked tirelessly to help us navigate them. I’m so proud that he was a part of my life and taught me how to be tough, kind, funny, and myself.
I will miss him. But I know he would want us all to go out, embrace life, and live it to the fullest.
Raise a glass of your finest champagne tonight for Stephen and the incredible life that he led. <3
May his soul rest in perfect peace.