Paul Burke, a founder of Mission Creek Players theater troupe, died Sunday night after the closing performance of “Art” at the Clearwater Steakhouse & Saloon.
The 62-year-old had been a force in local theater for more than three decades acting, directing, building sets and producing shows.
He agreed to direct “Art” six months ago before his health took a sudden turn for the worst. He suffered heart problems, diabetes and kidney failure.
Dave Demuth, a lead actor in the play and president of Mission Creek Players, said Burke died at home Sunday, likely in his sleep.
Mission Creek Players plan to announce a memorial for Burke in the next few days, Demuth said.
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