Soprano Catherine Malfitano has confirmed that Matthew Epstein is still alive.
The soprano took to social media and said, “I’d like to clarify Matthew’s current situation, as there has been a lot of misinformation circulating. He is alive but unconscious in the hospital undergoing testing, His vitals are stable but his prognosis is unknown. I will write here again when a significant update is available. In the meantime, please let us refrain from further speculation as there are no definitive answers yet.”
The statement comes after it was reported that he had died (the publication has been taken down though the URL contains the original title). After the article was published numerous singers paid tribute to the famed artistic director via social media.