‘Mod Squad’ & ‘Tales From The Hood’ Actor Clarence Williams III Dead at 81

According to reports, legendary actor Clarence Williams III has passed away at the age of 81.

The actor came into prominence from his role in the ’The Mod Squad.’ The actor went on to star in and be featured in movies like ‘Tales From The Hood,’ with his vocals being sampled by many hip hop songs over the course of the years. Along with that, he starred in movies and shows like Dave Chappelle’s ‘Half Baked,’ Miami Vice, Star Trek, Tales From the Crypt, ‘The Cosby Show,’ and more.

Williams spent the early part of his career showing off his acting skills via Broadway plays and even won a Tony award for ‘Slow Dance on the Killing Ground.’ Williams reportedly passed away on Friday, with his management team noting he passed away in Los Angeles from colon cancer. Condolences to the family of Williams.

source: TMZ

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