So Sad, The Beloved Actor Who Portrayed Michael Jackson Died Way Too Young

So Sad, The Beloved Actor Who Portrayed Michael Jackson Died Way Too Young

Remember the actor who have done Michael Jackson in the 1992 mini-series, The Jacksons: An American Dream? He was handpicked by MJ himself to play that role; and however most of us never knew his name, numerous of us remember his face.

from what became the just character that he was predominately known for in his acting career. The stuff that is news to a lot of us is that just like Michael Jackson, this brotha —named, Wylie Draper — is no far here with us either. He sadly died at a very young age,soon later the Jacksons’ mini-series aired on tv. He had no clue that his days were numbered at the time that he was shooting the ’92 movie…but we now know that sorrowfully, he soon learned that they were. Wylie Hughes Draper Jr. was born May 5, 1969 in West Virginia.

Word on the Old School curb is that as prior as age 10, Wylie had already proven himself to be a superstar in the making, frequent times dancing like MJ at his brother, Desmond’s skating rink parties, and grabbing all of the attention.As a high school teen, Wylie dabbled in artistic expression, and as a football player for Northside High School in his hometown. At the time of attending Pointe Park College to hone his skills as a performer, Wylie worked as the main dancer at Disney World,

and also as the lead entertainer on a Norwegian cruise line. This was over the same time that he auditioned for the role of portraying Michael Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream, and landed the gig. Sadly he died one year later, succumbing to a rare form of leukemia on December 20, 1993.Wylie passed away without much “fanfare,” but numerous of us did enjoy one of the first films depicting Micheal Jackson. So we thank and salute Wylie Draper for blessing us with his talents. Constantly to rest well king.


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