By Travis Martin
Bill Nunn, an actor best known for working with director Spike Lee, has passed away today on September 24. He was 62 years old, passing away in Pittsburg. His death was revealed by Lee in an Instagram post the director made.
“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.”
William Goldwyn Nunn III was born in Pittsburgh on October 20, 1953 to William Goldwyn Nunn Jr., a well known journalist of Pittsburgh Courier and a NFL scout. Nunn went to Morehouse College and graduate in 1976. Lee also happens to be an alma mater of Morehouse.
As stated above, Nunn is mostly known for his role as boombox-carrying Radio Raheem in Lee’s “Do the Right Thing.“ He also worked with Lee on “School Daze,” “Mo’ Better Blues,“ and “New Jack City.” He also had roles in “Sister Act” and was also in Sam Raimi‘s “Spider-Man” Trilogy as reporter and Spider-Man supporter Joseph ‘Robbie’ Robertson. His most recent work was a role on the USA comedy series “Sirens.“
Details of his passing are currently unknown, as Lee did not elaborate on the actor’s death. Nunn is survived by his wife and their two children.