"Yesterday, a young man who was kind, thoughtful, respectful, confident and vulnerable, left our world. He was a son, a brother, a grandson, a nephew, a cousin, and a friend," Jean-Baptiste's family shared in a statement to Broadway World.
"With a smile 'yay wide,' a heart worn on his sleeve, and a song always on his lips, he walked with us for 21 years."
"To say he will be missed would be an understatement," the statement continued. "Our pain has no boundaries. Kyle Xavier Seth Jean-Baptiste has left an indelible mark on all of our lives. His talent was boundless and his light was so bright. We are grateful for each and every day we got to spend with him. His energy will live on in each of us."