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Gil Hill, Eddie Murphy’s Boss in ‘Beverly Hills Cop,’ Dies at 84

1 March 2016 1:46 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gil Hill, who played Eddie Murphy’s boss in the three “Beverly Hills Cop” films, died Feb. 17 in Detroit. He was 84.

Hill, who was an actual Detroit policeman, had been battling respiratory problems. “We are relieved that his passing was peaceful and painless,” his family said in a statement.

While scouting locations in Detroit for the film, director Martin Brest met Hill. The cop was tasked with showing the director around town. On a whim, Brest asked him to read some lines.

“Not only was [Hill] able to put out a lot of hot-tempered emotion but, in a subtle way, convey an underlying love, the kind a father would have for a son,” Brest said in a January 1985 interview with People magazine. “That’s difficult for a professional actor, and the fact that Gil was doing it just blew my mind. I thought, ‘Holy smoke, there could be something here.' »

- Jacob Bryant

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Beverly Hills Cop Actor Gil Hill Dies at 84: A Detective on the Big Screen, and in Real Life

1 March 2016 6:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Gil Hill, a real-life police detective who starred in all three Beverly Hills Cop films as Inspector Douglas Todd, Eddie Murphy's character's boss, died at age 84 on Monday. Hill was admitted to Dmc Sinai-Grace Hospital in northwest Detroit on Feb. 17 with pneumonia, Deadline Detroit reports. He was listed in critical condition and died at the hospital around 4:40 p.m. on Monday, a friend tells the media outlet. Hill had previously undergone treatment for a lung condition. "We are relieved that his passing was peaceful and painless," a family member told Deadline Detroit. "We ask that you pray for »

- Andrea Park, @scandreapark

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Beverly Hills Cop Actor Gil Hill Dies at 84: He Played a Detective on the Big Screen and in Real Life

1 March 2016 6:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Gil Hill, a real-life police detective who starred in all three Beverly Hills Cop films as Inspector Douglas Todd, Eddie Murphy's character's boss, died at age 84 on Monday. Hill was admitted to Dmc Sinai-Grace Hospital in northwest Detroit on Feb. 17 with pneumonia, Deadline Detroit reports. He was listed in critical condition and died at the hospital around 4:40 p.m. on Monday, a friend tells the media outlet. Hill had previously undergone treatment for a lung condition. "We are relieved that his passing was peaceful and painless," a family member told Deadline Detroit. "We ask that you pray for »

- Andrea Park, @scandreapark

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