In Memoriam: Celebrities We Lost In 2017
1. Cornelius ‘Connie’ Hawkins, 75Source:Getty 1 of 10
2. Hugh Hefner, 91Source:Getty 2 of 10
3. Novella Nelson, 77Source:Getty 3 of 10
4. Dick Gregory, 84Source:Getty 4 of 10
5. Fresh Kid Ice (far left) of 2 Live Crew, 53Source:Getty 5 of 10
6. Prodigy of Mobb Deep, 42Source:Getty 6 of 10
7. Cuba Gooding Sr., 72Source:Getty 7 of 10
8. Charlie Murphy, 57Source:Getty 8 of 10
9. Mary Tyler Moore, 809 of 10
10. Roy Innis, 8210 of 10
The late, great Robert Guillaume certainly left his mark on the world and the entertainment industry before passing away at the age of 89 on Tuesday.
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The award winning actor had groundbreaking roles like Benson to legendary roles like voicing Rafiki in the Lion King — but his role as superintendent Dr. Frank Napier in the 1989 classic Lean On Me was one of the most memorable roles in his career. Apparently, Guillaume is the only one skilled enough to have an argument scene with Morgan Freeman and come out on top.
Check out this classic clip of Robert Guillaume proving that he’s the real head n**** in charge on page 2!