EarHustle411 and the writing staff as well as the acting community are completely without words at the death of Bill Nunn. This accomplished actor mostly known for his role as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing and The Duh Duh Duh Man in New Jack City. It’s such a a deviating loss for the family of Bill Nunn and the entertainment community.
EarHustle411 sends our deepest condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Bill Nunn. We further pray for their strength at this difficult time.
Read more as reported by Heavy.com
The actor known for playing the most iconic role in Spike Lee’s breakthrough 1989 hit Do the Right Thing has died at the age of 62. It was Lee who announced the passing of Bill Nunn on September 24. The actor, also known for his roles in New Jack City and He Got Game, passed away in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In his Instagram post, Lee referred to Nunn as “My Dear Friend, My Dear Morehouse Brother,” adding that Nunn was a “great actor.”
Nunn is survived by his wife, Donna, and their two children. No cause of death has been made public. In his later years, Nunn could be seen walking with a cane in photos.
His father, William Nunn, was a legendary Pittsburgh Steelers scout who died at the age of 89 in May 2014 after suffering a stroke. Bill Nunn told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette after his father died, “I thought my dad was this really famous guy, and he was. He and my grandfather were known throughout the community. They were big shots. He seemed really huge to me, too, as a person. He seemed so strong all the time. He was still just full of life. His mind was not 89 at all. I guess the body caught up with him. His mind was very vibrant; he was still a funny guy.”