Vale: Earle Hyman

Veteran US actor Earle Hyman, best known for The Cosby Show, has died, aged 91.

He died on Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in New Jersey. A cause of death has not been reported.

Hyman (pictured centre) played Cliff Huxtable’s father Russell on US sitcom in 40 episodes over its nine-season run.

In addition to his work on The Cosby Show, he was the voice of Panthro on the 1980s cartoon Thundercats.

Additional TV credits included All My Children, A Different World and The Defenders.

Hyman was also known for his stage work winning a Tony award as Best Featured Actor in a Play in Edward Albee’s The Lady From Dubuque.

Source: TV Line

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