The death of dancer and choreographer Stephanie Bissonnette has saddened the world of broadway. The fans are paying tribute to her family members. Learn about her boyfriend, parents, age, and her career in this article below.
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Stephanie Bissonnette Cause Of Death
The world of entertainment has lost another star. Stephanie Bissonnette broadway dancer and choreographer died on 18 December 2022 and fans of Broadway are mourning her death. Distractify reported that Stephanie’s cause of death was medulloblastoma.
The entertainment news outlet further quoted Mayo Clinic, medulloblastoma is “a cancerous (malignant) brain tumor that starts in the lower back part of the brain, called the cerebellum. The cerebellum is involved in muscle coordination, balance, and movement.”
The clinic further notes that “medulloblastoma can occur at any age, but most often occurs in young children. Though medulloblastoma is rare, it’s the most common cancerous brain tumor in children.”
Patients with medulloblastoma may undergo a variety of surgical procedures, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, all of which Stephanie had to cope with after being given the disease. Although the five-year survival rate is 70%, that figure does not account for the stage of the disease at the time of diagnosis or even what happens beyond those five years.
Distractify further reported that he was first diagnosed in 2019. After the diagnosis, she spoke with Survivor Net about how her experience. She explained that while doing an aerial, she felt “a twinge… [it] literally passed in two seconds — it was very brief, and I was able to finish the show that day.” But that’s how she knew that something was off.
“I don’t think we would have found [the tumor] if I worked a normal 9 to 5 job,” she said. “Because I move so much and I do crazy things for a living — I’ve been doing it since I was 5 — just [that] little moment in the show [made me go], ‘Why am I having trouble today? There’s got to be something else going on.'” She underwent surgery nine days following her MRI, with a nine-month recuperation period.
Stephanie Bissonnette Age At The Time Of Her Death
When Stephanie Bissonnette passed away in December 2022, she was only 32 years old.
Did Stephanie Bissonnette Leave Behind A Husband?
No, Stephanie Bissonnette didn’t leave behind a husband. In fact, she has stated on her Facebook that she is single.
In 2017, Stephanie shared on her Facebook that she has a crush on singer Bruno Mars. She wrote a FB status, “So if anyone has Bruno Mars’s number. Hit me up. #fangirling #swag #boyfriend.” One friend commented, “yeah he needs to be my bf”. She reacted by saying, “I’ll fight you.”
In real life, she had a soulmate (not-boyfriend) named Kevin Michael Raponey. After her death, he took to his Facebook and wrote, “I believe that a soul mate is not just someone you find romantically in life. The moment that I met Stephanie, I knew that she was my soul mate.”
Kevin added in the post, “Her final days were devastating, but the one thing that I will hold with me forever was that I held her hand, rubbed her hair and told her how much I loved her and that she will never be forgotten. I don’t think I will ever understand why things like this happen to such good people. I’m sad. I’m angry. I truly feel like a piece of my heart has been taken from me. She had so much life left to live. It’s not fair. I love you Stephanie. My soulmate. My Angel.”
Stephanie Bissonnette Family
Stephanie Bissonnette was born to her parents Bernie and Cathy Bissonnette. Her parents have been married since 4 October 1975.
On her dad’s birthday in May 2021, she wished him, “Happy 70th Birthday Dad! Love you so much.” Meanwhile, on her mom’s birthday in August 2021, she took to her IG and wrote, “Happy Birthday to @cathy.bissonnette! Thanks for being the best mom in the world! Always there for me! Love you so so much.”
Cathy is currently working at Norwood-Norfolk Central since 1971. She studied Secretarial Skills at the Massena School of Business and graduated in 1972.
Bernie also has two brothers named Jamie and Brian Bissonnette.
Stephanie Bissonnette Career
Stephanie Bissonnette is a dancer and choreographer. She was a former dancer at Royal Caribbean International and Azamara. She was also a former actor at Surflight Theater, Riverside Theatre, in FOOTLOOSE the Musical at Seven Angels Theatre, “Kiss Me, Kate” Female Swing at Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Legally Blonde – Pilar at Seven Angels Theatre.
Moreover, Stephanie was a performer at The Muny.
At the time of her death, she was working at Broadway Dance Center, Dance Molinari, and played Dawn Schweitzer at Mean Girls on Broadway.
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Where Was Stephanie Bissonnette From?
Stephanie Bissonnette calls Massena, New York. She was residing in New York, New York at the time of her death.
When Was Stephanie Bissonnette Birthday?
Stephanie Bissonnette celebrated her birthday on 25 October.