Pittsburgh-born actor Bill Nunn dies

Amos Herrera
September 25, 2016

Bill 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. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also reported that sources close to the city's theater community and Nunn's family confirmed the actor's death.

Bill Nunn during Image Film & Video Awards, Honoring Spike Lee at Earthlink Live in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He acted opposite Toby Maguire in the "Spiderman" franchise, in "New Jack City" with Wesley Snipes, and in "Sister Act" starring Whoopi Goldberg.

A cause of death has not yet been revealed in regard to Nunn's passing.

Radio Raheem famously wore "Love" and "Hate" brass knuckles in Do the Right Thing as he carried a boombox (playing Public Enemy's "Fight the Power") while walking around Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. "Radio Raheem will always be fighting the powers that be".

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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.

He concluded the message by adding: "MAY GOD WATCH OVER BILL NUNN". Hate! It was with this hand that Cane iced his brother.

Nunn was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a rich history-his grandfather was the first African-American football player at George Westinghouse High School. The right hand: the hand of love.

- K. Amankwaa (@KofiAmankwaaJr) September 24, 2016Looking back, the way in which Radio Raheem died was eerily similar to #EricGarner ... One hand is always fighting the other hand, and the left hand is kicking much ass. Yea, Boom, it's a devastating right and Hate is hurt, he's down. Ooh! Ooh! But if I hate you.Mookie: there it is, Love and Hate.

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