Bill Nunn, the actor who is famous for playing Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing has died. He was only 62 years old. Spike Lee actually reported the news on Instagram, confirming Nunn died in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa. There is no further information about his death at this time. Lee wrote:
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.
Fans have already taken to Twitter to post their respects to the late actor and cultural icon.
— lowkey (@lilyo_beGreat) September 24, 2016
RIP Bill Nunn. man. 2016 is taking away all the greats.
— jordan. (@yungjordanalex) September 24, 2016
RIP Bill Nunn. I’ll always know you as “Radio Raheem” and your theme song shall always be “Fight the Power” pic.twitter.com/N21B8mDQNU
— Matthew W. Hughey (@ProfHughey) September 24, 2016
It's crazy that nearly 30 years later the Radio Raheem character still relates to what's going on today. Good job Spike Lee.
RIP Bill Nunn https://t.co/KHFrev280u
— Hollywood (@ScottHuego) September 24, 2016