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'Mod Squad' Star Clarence Williams III Dies at 81

'Mod Squad' Star Clarence Williams III Dies at 81

Clarence Williams III has sadly died at the age of 81.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor passed away after a battle with colon cancer.

Clarence was best known for his role as Lincoln Hayes on The Mod Squad, which aired on ABC from 1968-73, opposite Peggy Lipton (Rashida Jones‘ mom), and Michael Cole.

He also appeared as Prince’s troubled father in Purple Rain and was Wesley Snipes and Michael Wright’s drug-addled dad in Sugar Hill.

Clarence earned a Tony nomination in 1965 for best featured actor in a play for his work in Slow Dance on the Killing Ground.

Unfortunately, he joins these other stars that we’ve lost in 2021.

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