Clarence Williams III has died, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed. He was 81. The actor, finest recognized for taking part in Linc on the TV sequence The Mod Squad from 1968 to 1973, was battling colon most cancers.
The Harlem-born star labored on each the stage and display screen. He was nominated for a Tony Award for Gradual Dance on the Killing Floor in 1965. In 1984, he portrayed the daddy of Prince within the musical movie Purple Rain. He went on to look as FBI Agent Roger Hardy within the second season of Twin Peaks in 1990. As well as, he appeared in movies like Sugar Hill, Tales From the Hood and Half Baked.
He returned to the crime-solving style with Hallmark’s Thriller Girl sequence in 2006. He appeared in 10 of the made-for-TV movies on the community.
Extra not too long ago, Clarence returned to the massive display screen for Lee Daniels‘ The Butler in 2013.
Followers on Twitter expressed their heartache about Clarence’s passing.