Clarence Gilyard Jr., famous for his roles in Die Hard and Walker Texas Ranger, has died. He was 66.
The cause of death has yet to be revealed.
Gilyard was working at the University of Nevada as an associate professor for the College of Fine Arts. They released the following statement yesterday in regard to his passing.
From Dean Nancy Uscher in the statement shared on Instagram:
“It is with profound sadness that I share this news. His students were deeply inspired by him, as were all who knew him. He had many extraordinary talents and was extremely well-known in the university through his dedication to teaching and his professional accomplishments.”
Gilyard has more than 35 acting credits listed on IMDB. His first role was on the TV show Diff’rent Strokes in 1981. In 1986 he was cast as Sundown in Top Gun, and got his big break in the 1988 action-thriller Die Hard.
Information from CNN was used for this post. You can read their write-up [here].
RELATED: Singer & Actress Irene Cara Dead At 63, Twitter Joined In Mourning
RELATED: 90’s Rapper Coolio Dead at 59
Clarence Gilyard Jr., Famous For ‘Die Hard’ and ‘Top Gun’, Has Died at 66 was originally published on wzakcleveland.com
Singer/Songwriter Bobby Caldwell Dies at 71
Trump’s Arrest Seems Imminent As Criminal Indictment For Hush Money To Porn Star Looms
SEPTA Program Expands to Smaller Business to Offer Workers Free Rides
3 Black Prosecutors Are Leading The Charge Against Donald Trump
Red Carpet Rundown: The Best Looks From The 95th Annual Oscars
15 Standout Black Leading Women On TV Right Now
Everything You Missed From Women’s Empowerment 2023/Soul II Soul Tour!
The Lady B Show