‘Hamilton’ star Miguel Cervantes announces ‘celebration of life’ for daughter Adelaide

“Hamilton” Chicago star Miguel Cervantes announced the news via Twitter. His 3-year-old daughter died last weekend following a long battle with epilepsy.

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Miguel Cervantes performs the title role in “Hamilton” at the CIBC Theater.

Miguel Cervantes performs the title role in “Hamilton” at the CIBC Theater.

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“Hamilton” Chicago star Miguel Cervantes took to Twitter Wednesday night to announce a “Celebration of Life” in honor of his late daughter, Adelaide.

The three-year-old died last Saturday after a long battle with a rare form of epilepsy.

In his tweet, Cervantes asks that attendees wear their “most colorful attire” for the event, which will take place at the Harold Washington Library.

The service is set to begin at 10 a.m. and doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Miguel and his wife Kelly have asked anyone who wishes can make a contribution in their daughter’s name to Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE), an organization with which the family has partnered over the past three years in their efforts to help find a cure for the devastating illness.

In the days following Adelaide’s passing, Miguel Cervantes tweeted his thanks to fans for their support.

“Dear everyone. Just wanted you to know that @KellyGC411, Jackson and I are doing ok,” he tweeted. “We are comforted knowing there are so many people sending positive vibes. We are seeing all of it. ❤ and thanks.”

In her Inchstones blog posts, mom Kelly Cervantes chronicled the life of Adelaide, who struggled with epilepsy since she was 9 months old and diagnosed with a severe and incurable form of epilepsy known as Infantile Spasms (IS).

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