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2015 Blues In The Night

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Director Spike Lee confirmed via Instagram that his good friend and actor Bill Nunn died today at 62.

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Best known as Radio Raheem in “Do the Right Thing,” Nunn actually got his start in Lee’s “School Daze” before working again in Lee’s “Mo’ Betta Blues” and “He Got Game.” He also had a memorable role in “New Jack City” and the first “Spider-Man” trilogy.

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No cause for his death have been released though the actor was seen most recently with a cane and looking more gaunt.

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Radio Raheem. Let me tell you the story of Right Hand, Left Hand. It's a tale of good and evil. Hate! It was with this hand that Cane iced his brother. Love! These five fingers, they go straight to the soul of man. The right hand: the hand of love. The story of life is this: static. One hand is always fighting the other hand, and the left hand is kicking much ass. I mean, it looks like the right hand, Love is finished. But hold on, stop the presses the right hand is coming back. Yeah, he got the left hand on the ropes, now, that's right. Yea, Boom, it's a devastating right and Hate is hurt, he's down. Ooh! Ooh! Left-Hand Hate KOed by Love. If I love you, I love you. But if I hate you…Mookie: there it is, Love and Hate. Raheem I love you bruh…

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