Bill “Radio Raheem” Nunn dies at 62
Celebrities and fans are mourning after news broke that famed actor Bill Nunn passed away yesterday in his home state of Pennsylvania. Many of you probably know him as “Radio Raheem,” from the hit movie Do the Right Thing, but his career stretched out to other box-office hits such as: School Daze, New Jack City, He Got Game, Spider-Man 2, and many more.
An Original Poem By Lemon Andersen …And than there was Radio Raheem, Flat top, tight fade, Built like an '89 NY Giant, The Majestic Brother you could hear two blocks away in any direction pumping Public Enemy from the horns of his Ghetto Blaster, the Conscience brother who wanted nothing but to be alone and live in the loud solace of his Radio… A Young, Black, Beautiful Man who died in the hands of Blue Fear and White Fury. People walked across the street when Radio Raheem came down the Block, the Starch in his frame scared them away from the Gap in his smile. The four fingered rings were seen like Brass knuckles when if you stopped him like Mookie did as the sun set On that Hot summer day in BK, Brooklyn You would see Raheems hands like his mind were worth its weight in Gold.
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. 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.
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) September 25, 2016
Bill Nunn played my father in He Got Game. He was one of the kindest actors I've ever worked… https://t.co/PrFGQcRaMC
— Hill Harper (@hillharper) September 25, 2016
I met Bill Nunn 30 years ago, years before Do The Right Thing. He workshopped my high school drama class. He was on his grind THEN. #RIP
— April (@ReignOfApril) September 24, 2016
Bill Nunn was an actor's actor. Always looking to get better and share with you whatever he learned about the work. He was just a good dude
— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) September 24, 2016
Heartbroken to hear of Bill Nunn's passing. He was a gem of a man and I loved working with and getting to know him. ? RIP
— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) September 24, 2016
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) September 24, 2016
Rest in Power Bill! Your work here on earth is done, and its time for you to conquer the next phase of life.
What was your favorite Bill Nunn movie?