Devonté Squire (1994 – 2014)

ImageAnyone who has been in a play will tell you that a good cast quickly becomes a family – and that is why the entire cast and crew of DFT’s fall 2013 production of “The Mousetrap” are sadly grieved because one of our family passed away suddenly this week.

Twenty-year-old Devonté Squire was known to all of us as a dear, kind, generous, honest man and a talented actor in his sophomore year at NCCU. He played his “Mousetrap” role of Chris Wren with detailed attention to relationships and emotions and skillfully blended sorrow with comedy, as he often did in his own life.

Devonte’s aunt, Danitra Squire, described him well: “He bent over backwards to do anything for anybody. He lived his life, and he’ll tell you, ‘I’m weird and I own it, and I don’t care what anybody thinks about me because it’s my life and I’m going to live it the way that I want. He loved his family. He loved his friends. He loved his theater department. He loved NCCU.”

It is impossible to express how much we will miss him, grieving the loss of his friendship and talent. We can only say “thank you, Devonte, for sharing your light with us for a little while.”

 Love, Ms. Jenny

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