Sunday, August 12, 2012

Al Freeman Jr., R. I. P.

Pioneering actor Al Freeman Jr. dies, aged 78 - Actor Al Freeman Jr., perhaps best known for his portrayal of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's 1992 film "Malcolm X," has died, Howard University said on Friday. 

"It is with tremendous sadness that the passing of our beloved Professor Al Freeman, Jr. is confirmed," Kim James Bey, chair of the university's theater department said in a statement. Freeman was a faculty member at the university.

Hat tip to Toby O'Brien.

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