TJ FV 2023 Banner
Rickey Smiley Morning Show Featured Video
CLOSE
Clarence Gilyard

Source: Getty

Clarence Gilyard Jr., famous for his roles in Die Hard and Walker Texas Ranger, has died. He was 66.

The cause of death has yet to be revealed.

Text “RICKEY” to 71007 to join the Rickey Smiley Morning Show mobile club for exclusive news. (Terms and conditions).

Gilyard was working at the University of Nevada as an associate professor for the College of Fine Arts. They released the following statement yesterday in regard to his passing.

From Dean Nancy Uscher in the statement shared on Instagram:

“It is with profound sadness that I share this news. His students were deeply inspired by him, as were all who knew him. He had many extraordinary talents and was extremely well-known in the university through his dedication to teaching and his professional accomplishments.”

Gilyard has more than 35 acting credits listed on IMDB. His first role was on the TV show Diff’rent Strokes in 1981. In 1986 he was cast as Sundown in Top Gun, and got his big break in the 1988 action-thriller Die Hard.

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE

Information from CNN was used for this post. You can read their write-up [here].

Rest In Power: Notable Black Folks Who We’ve Lost In 2022
Gurukul Art Students Pay Tribute To Pelé After His Death At 82
66 photos

 

HEAD BACK TO THE RICKEYSMILEYMORNINGSHOW.COM HOMEPAGE

Actor Clarence Gilyard, ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ Star, Dead At 66  was originally published on wzakcleveland.com

More From Rickey Smiley Show