Kendall B’s THE B LIST – RIP Clarence Williams III
Veteran actor Clarence Williams III, 81, passed away on Friday (June 5) due to colon cancer. Williams’ management team confirmed the news to TMZ on Sunday.
Williams broke out on Broadway winning a Tony for his performance in “Slow Dance on the Killing Ground,” but was best known for playing Detective Linc Hayes on “Mod Squad.”
Other notable performances of Williams’ included his portrayal of Prince’s father in “Purple Rain” and his role as Samson Simpson in Dave Chappelle’s cult classic, “Half Baked.”
RIP Clarence Williams III, shown here in four of his most iconic roles: Purple Rain, Tales From the Hood, Sugar Hill and 52 Pick-Up (he was also in the Mod Squad) pic.twitter.com/qqfteyS2DI
— Eric Harvey (@ericdharvey) June 6, 2021
Williams starred in a number of movie roles including, “The General’s Daughter,” “Reindeer Games,” “The Butler,” “Deep Cover,” “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” “Sugar Hill,” and “Tales from the Hood.”