September 24, 2016
Director Spike Lee confirmed via Instagram that his good friend and actor Bill Nunn died today at 62.
My Dear Friend, My Dear Morehouse Brother- Da Great Actor Bill Nunn As Most Of You Know Him As Radio Raheem Passed Away This Morning In His Hometown Of Pittsburgh. Long Live Bill NUNN. RADIO RAHEEM Is Now RESTING IN POWER. RADIO RAHEEM WILL ALWAYS BE FIGHTING DA POWERS DAT BE. MAY GOD WATCH OVER BILL NUNN.
Best known as Radio Raheem in “Do the Right Thing,” Nunn actually got his start in Lee’s “School Daze” before working again in Lee’s “Mo’ Betta Blues” and “He Got Game.” He also had a memorable role in “New Jack City” and the first “Spider-Man” trilogy.
No cause for his death have been released though the actor was seen most recently with a cane and looking more gaunt.
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