We lost another veteran in the movie game. Actor Clarence Williams III passed away at the age of 81. The cause of death was cited as colon cancer.

I remember the first time I saw him in a movie was when Purple Rain released in theaters. Clarence played Prince's father in the movie. All I say is if any of that was true, Clarence really played that role and made it believable.

I saw him again in the movie I'm Gonna Git You Sucka starring Keenan Ivory Wayans. In this movie, Clarence played a Black militant extremist who ironically was married to a Caucasian woman. The movie was funny and he played that role to heart.

This man was a great actor and really adapted to any role that he was assigned. He will be missed, but he leaves behind a lengthy list of movies and television shows. Check out his entire list of movies here. He will be thoroughly missed, but he has truly left a legacy and plenty of great work for all of us to enjoy.

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