A statement on the GoFundMe campaign set up by her loved ones read: “Royana’s incredible energy and spirit will be a part of our lives forever, and her friends and family want to remember her and assist her husband, JP, at this most difficult time.”
The family hoped that fans would be able to help with her memorial funds but acknowledged these are difficult times.
They added: “Most importantly, let Royana’s light shine through you every day.”
At time of writing, $ 53,204 has been raised from loyal fans who sent their condolences to her loved ones.
Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Black began her career at just 10-years-old, when she made her first Broadway debut in Brighton Beach Memoirs, playing the role of Laurie.