Bill Nunn, ac­tor in “Do the Right Thing,” dead at 63

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES - The As­so­ci­ated Press

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.

His wife, Donna, said Nunn died Satur­day at his home in Pitts­burgh. He was 63 and had been bat­tling cancer.

Nunn was the son of a prom­i­nent Pitts­burgh Steelers scout, also named Bill Nunn, and was briefly a ball­boy for the NFL team. He broke through in movies in the late 1980s, first in Lee’s “School Daze,” then in the Os­car-nom­i­nated “Do the Right Thing,” as the ill­fated Ra­dio Ra­heem, who dies when choked by po­lice of­fi­cers dur­ing a street brawl.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.