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Bill Nunn obituary

26 September 2016 4:31 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor best remembered as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing

The actor Bill Nunn, who has died aged 63 of leukaemia, was a gentle giant who appeared frequently as a supporting player in mainstream American movies. He was most closely associated with the writer-director Spike Lee, who cast him in four films. The most widely admired of these was the incendiary Do the Right Thing (1989), set over the course of one hot day in Brooklyn during which racial tensions boil over into violence. Nunn played Radio Raheem, who blasts out Public Enemy’s Fight the Power from a boom-box bigger than most home stereo systems. With the exception of one memorable speech on the nature of love and hate, he is a brooding and taciturn figure. His death while being held in a chokehold by police shifts the picture’s climactic riot to another level.

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Bill Nunn Remembered by Hollywood: ‘He Was a Gem of a Man’

24 September 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

With news of “Do The Right Thing” actor Bill Nunn’s death at age 62  on Saturday, Nunn’s show-business colleagues rushed to pay tribute to the actor on social media. “Private Practice” actress Audra McDonald, who worked with Nunn on the 2008 film “A Raisin in the Sun,” called the actor “a gem of a man.” “Heartbroken to hear of Bill Nunn’s passing. He was a gem of a man and I loved working with and getting to know him,” McDonald wrote. “Rip.” Also Read: Bill Nunn, 'Do the Right Thing' and 'Spider-Man' Actor, Dies at »

- Tim Kenneally

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R.I.P. Bill Nunn (1953 – 2016)

24 September 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

American actor Bill Nunn – best known for his role as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing and as Daily Bugle editor Robbie Robertson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy – has passed away aged 62 in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Nunn made his acting debut in 1988’s School Daze, and would reunit with director Spike Lee for Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues and He Got Game. His other screen credits included New Jack City, Regarding Henry, Sister Act, Kiss the Girls, Runaway Jury and Firehouse Dog.

Spike Lee has led the tributes to Nunn with the following posts on Instagram…

 

 

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Newswire: R.I.P. Do The Right Thing and Spider-Man’s Bill Nunn

24 September 2016 2:43 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Variety is reporting that Bill Nunn—who played Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’s pivotal 1989 drama Do The Right Thing, and editor Robbie Robertson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies—has died. A celebrated actor of television, stage, and screen, with more than 70 credits to his name, Nunn was 62.

Nunn got his start as an actor in 1988, when he played country boy Grady in Lee’s second feature, School Daze. The two would ultimately work together on four films, with Lee casting the large-framed Nunn in Mo’ Better Blues, He Got Game, and, most prominently, Do The Right Thing.

As the boombox-toting Radio Raheem, Nunn served as one of the engines of that film’s slowly building wave of tension, blasting Public Enemy and giving an impassioned speech about the war between Love and Hate. When conflict erupts over the “Wall Of Fame” in a local ...

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Bill Nunn, Do The Right Thing's Radio Raheem, Has Died

24 September 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bill Nunn, best known for his role as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing has died. He was 62. Lee took to Instagram several times on Saturday to share his condolences and love for his friend. "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," he captioned an old photo of Nunn. "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. »

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Bill Nunn, Do The Right Thing's Radio Raheem, Has Died

24 September 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bill Nunn, best known for his role as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing has died. He was 62. Lee took to Instagram several times on Saturday to share his condolences and love for his friend. "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," he captioned an old photo of Nunn. "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. »

- Blake Bakkila, @bcbakkila

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Bill Nunn, 'Do the Right Thing' Actor, Dead at 62

24 September 2016 1:37 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Bill Nunn, the actor best known for his roles as Radio Raheem in Do the Right Thing and the Duh Duh Duh Man in New Jack City, died Saturday in his native Pittsburgh. He was 62.

Spike Lee, Nunn's friend from Morehouse College who cast the actor in 1988's School Daze, Nunn's first role, first announced that Nunn had died Saturday morning. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also reported that sources close to the city's theater community and Nunn's family confirmed the actor's death. Nunn's wife told The Associated Press that the actor had been battling cancer. »

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Bill Nunn, Radio Raheem in ‘Do the Right Thing,’ Dies at 62

24 September 2016 1:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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.”

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Nunn made his feature film debut in Lee’s “School Daze. »

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Bill Nunn -- 'Radio Raheem' Actor Dead At 62

24 September 2016 1:12 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Bill Nunn who rose to fame as "Radio Raheem" in Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" has died ... according to the director.  Lee posted a lengthy tribute to Raheem Saturday, saying the actor passed away in his hometown of Pittsburgh. Lee says, ""Long Live Bill Nunn. Radio Raheem Is Now Resting In Power. Radio Raheem Will Always Be Fighting Da Powers Dat Be." Nunn made his acting debut in Lee's 1988 film "School Daze" ... but »

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Bill Nunn, ‘Do the Right Thing’ and ‘Spider-Man’ Actor, Dies at 62

24 September 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bill Nunn, who appeared as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee‘s “Do the Right Thing,” died Saturday in Pittsburgh, according to Lee. Nunn was 62. In addition to “Do the Right Thing,” Nunn also appeared in Lee’s 1988 film “School Daze.” “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,” Lee wrote. “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.” Also Read: Hollywood's. »

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Bill Nunn, Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’s ‘Do the Right Thing,’ Dies at 62

24 September 2016 12:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bill Nunn, the actor known for playing Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’s film “Do The Right Thing” and Robbie Robertson in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy, has died. He was 62.

Lee, who worked with Nunn on “He Got Game,” “School Daze” and “Mo’ Better Blues” in addition to “Do The Right Thing,” posted on Instagram Saturday to confirm the actor’s death. Lee wrote that Nunn passed away earlier that morning in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa.

“Radio Raheem is now resting in power,” the director wrote. “Radio Raheem will always be fighting da powers dat be. May God watch over Bill Nunn.”

The director followed up soon after with a second tribute:

“Radio Raheem. Let me tell you the story of Right Hand, Left Hand. It’s a tale of good and evil. Hate! It was with this hand that Cane iced his brother. Love! These five fingers, »

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Bill Nunn, Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing,' Dies at 62

24 September 2016 12:23 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Bill Nunn, best known for playing Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, has died. He was 62. Lee shared the news on his Instagram and Facebook accounts, writing that the actor passed away Saturday morning in his hometown of Pittsburgh. Nunn's wife confirmed to the Associated Press that he had been battling cancer. Nunn made his film debut in Lee's musical-comedy School Daze in 1988 and collaborated with the filmmaker on multiple features in the following years. After landing his well-known role as Radio Raheem and blasting Public Enemy's "Fight the Power" on the streets of Brooklyn

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