Bill Nunn, the actor known for portraying Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’s 1989 film “Do The Right Thing” has died. The actor passed away on Saturday morning in his hometown of Pittsburgh. He was 62.
His death was confirmed by Lee, who shared the unfortunate news on his social media accounts. No additional information is known about his cause of death.
“Radio Raheem is now resting in power. Radio Raheem will always be fighting da powers dat be,” the filmmaker wrote on Instagram. “May God watch over Bill Nunn.” Lee also paid tribute to his friend by quoting Radio Raheem’s monologue in a separate post, “Let me tell you the story of Right Hand, Left Hand. It’s a tale of good and evil.”
Nunn made his feature film debut in Lee’s “School Daze.” He then went on to work with the director on “Mo’ Better Blues” and “He Got Game.” The actor was also known for portraying Joseph “Robbie” Robertson in the “Spider-Man” trilogy starring Tobey Maguire, and was part of the films “Won’t Back Down” and “Idlewild.” He most recently was seen as Cash in the series “Sirens.”Share this post!