FILE - This May 3, 2008 file photo shows actor Bill Nunn, right, at a Point Park University rehearsal for his experimental project, dramatizing an African folktale, in Pittsburgh. Nunn, a veteran character actor whose credits ranged from the “Spider-Man” movie franchise to such Spike Lee films as “Do the Right Thing” and “He Got Game,” has died. His wife, Donna, said Nunn died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at his home in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, file)

Veteran actor Bill Nunn, most famous for playing Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’sOscar-nominated film “Do The Right Thing,” has died. According to Nunn’s wife Donna, her husband lost his battle to cancer on Saturday in their Pittsburgh home,the Associated Press reported. Nunn was only 63-years-old.

Lee took to Instagram to confirm the news of the loss of his dear friend who starred in many of films including “He Got Game,” Mo’ Better Blues,” and “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 Tweeted with a picture of Raheem. “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,” Lee wrote.

Lee also posted another pic, writing, “Love Raheem” and “Bill Nunn Rest In Power” written on it. After a long note about his friend, he wrote, “Raheem I love you bruh…

The son of Pittsburgh Steelers football scout of the same name Bill Nunn, Nunn Jr. graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta before he broke into movies in the late 1980s, first being cast in Lee’s School Daze, USA Today noted. During his illustrious carer, Nunn also went on to appear in dozens of films and TV shows, including “New Jack City,” Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” trilogy and USA’s “Sirens.”

Given Nunn’s iconic status, Twitter sent their condolences as soon as news hit of the actor’s death.

(Photo Source: AP)

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