Born in Media Borough, raised in Boothwyn, Jeremiah Trusty was a singer, musical theater performer, model, basketball player, comedian, and a Christian missionary known for his humility.
Jeremiah Trusty died March 31 of COVID-19 at 38, writes Richard Sandomir for The New York Times.
“He had perfect comedic timing, which you can’t teach,” said Lawrence Dandridge, the co-founder and creative artistic director of Aurway Repertory Theater in Newark.
Jeremiah, who sang in the church choir, earned a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College, playing basketball on an athletic scholarship.
After college, he worked at Walt Disney World, played basketball for two years in Japan, and sang in a group.
He signed with the modeling agency Stephanie Keel in 2010, appearing in ads for Merrill Lynch and Pampers.
Trusty prayed for Keel’s grandmother each morning at 10 when he discovered she was dying of cancer.
“I’ve had a hard time finding any instance or act that meant more to me than his 10 a.m. prayers,” she said by email.
Singing was the most important part of his artistry. He had recently recorded “This,” a song he wrote.
“He thought it would be his breakthrough,” Ms. Keel said.
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