Home Entertainment Actor Bill Nunn, ‘Radio Raheem,’ dead at 62

Actor Bill Nunn, ‘Radio Raheem,’ dead at 62

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Veteran actor William “Bill” Nunn has passed away. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native was 62.

Nunn was perhaps best known for his role as “Radio Raheem” in Spike Lee’s seminal film Do The Right Thing in 1989.

Nunn also portrayed Joseph “Robbie” Robertson in the Spider-Man trilogy of the early 2000s. The veteran actor had several other notable roles in films like New Jack City, Sister Act and He Got Game.

Spike Lee shared a tribute to Nunn on his official Instagram page:

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.