Vale: Raymond Allen

US actor Raymond Allen, best known for Sanford & Son and Good Times, has died aged 91.

He died on Monday after a battle with respiratory issues.

“Just wanted to let The Allen Family and friends know that Dad received his wing two hours ago,” his daughter wrote on Facebook. “His warmth, kind heart and cleaver sayings will be missed. His laughter will ring in heaven. Rest In Heavenly Peace Raymond Allen. The last of 12 siblings.”

He had been previously diagnosed with a bacterial infection in May, but tested negative for coronavirus. He had been treated at a health care facility in California since 2016 after struggling with pneumonia.

Allen played Uncle Woody on Sanford and Son from 1974 – 1977 and Ned the Wino on Good Times across the same period.

Other credits included The Love Boat, Starsky and Hutch and The Jeffersons.

Source: NBC

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