Bob LuPone, Leader of MCC Theater, Dies at 76

Bob Lupon, leader of off-Broadway company MCC Theatre and brother of actress Patti Lupon, died on Saturday after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Lupon's death was confirmed by the MCC Theatre in a statement issued to The Associated Press on Saturday.

We will remember him forever and deeply," the theatre company said in a statement.

Along with his then-acting-student Bernie Telley, Lupone formed the MCC Theatre in 1986 under the original name of the Manhattan Class Company.

Lupon later earned a Tony nomination for Best Actor for his performance as Zach in "A Chorus Line".

Lupon is survived by his wife Virginia; her son, Orlando; her sister, Patti; and his brother, William.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1946, Lupon graduated from The Juilliard School in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in dance.

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