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American actor Clarence Gilyard, known for his role in the series Walker, Texas Ranger, is dead

2022-11-29T23:10:23.955Z

Aged 66, he had played in Die Hard - Piège de Cristal and in Top Gun. The University of Nevada, where he taught, announced the news, hailing a “multi-talented” man.



American actor Clarence Gilyard Jr., known for his role as Trivette alongside Chuck Norris in the television series

Walker, Texas Ranger

, has died at the age of 66, the College of Fine Arts announced on Tuesday (November 29th). from the University of Nevada, where he taught film and theater.

Discovered in

Die Hard – Piège de Cristal

, this son of a US Air Force officer, born on December 24, 1955, had also played Lieutenant Marcus Sundown Williams in

Top Gun

.

His evolution in various sports disciplines, from karate to American football, also allowed him to obtain the role of a GI in

Karate Kid 2

.

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An “unlimited generosity of spirit”

But he mainly acquired his fame on the small screen, playing the private detective Conrad McMasters in the series

Matlock

, from 1989 to 1993, then the ranger James Trivette, in the series

Walker, Texas Ranger

from 1993 to 2001.

Since then, he has been a professor at the University of Nevada.

It is with deep sadness that we announce this news,

can we read in the press release from the establishment.

He had many talents and inspired his students (...) His generosity of spirit knew no bounds

”.

Source: lefigaro

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