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Room audiobook narrator Michal Friedman dies

Michal Friedman, a New York“based actor and singer whose career included vocal work for several audiobooks, died on Nov. 25, from complications related to a Cesarean section after giving birth to healthy twins.

Most recently, Friedman, who once lived in Halifax and still has family there, performed the voice of five-year-old Jack for Emma Donoghue’s bestseller Room. Friedman also co-narrated Alyxandra Harvey’s YA vampire thriller Hearts at Stake.

A website has been set up to help raise funds for the twins and Friedman’s husband, Jay Snyder, who is also an actor and audiobook narrator.

Listen to a clip of Friedman reading from Room.