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“A great sadness”: Chuck Norris pays tribute to Clarence Gilyard Jr, his friend in Walker, Texas Ranger


The actor who gave him the reply during the 9 seasons of the cult series died at the age of 66. He had also starred in Top Gun and Crystal Trap.

This is sad news that was announced on Tuesday, November 29.

Actor Clarence Gilyard Jr. who played ranger James Trivette in

Walker, Texas Ranger

has died aged 66.

Chuck Norris, who gave him the reply, did not fail to pay tribute to him a few hours after the announcement.

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In an Instagram post, he wrote:

“It is with great sadness that I learn of the passing of a dear friend and co-star, Clarence Gilyard.

For nearly a decade, we had a great time working together and we both loved bringing the bad guys to justice


The post is accompanied by a black and white photo taken on the set of the series.

The bond between the two men is undeniable.

“My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children.

You will be deeply missed by all who knew you.

May you rest in peace, my friend.

Until we meet again”

soberly concludes Chuck Norris.

He had also starred in

Top Gun


Piège de cristal.

Together they shot nine seasons of

Walker Texas Ranger


Clarence Gilyard Jr. played Jimmy Trivette, colleague and best friend of the martial arts champion hero.

In the script, his character is a former American football player from Baltimore who joins the Texas Rangers after breaking his shoulder.

The American series was broadcast in France on TF1.

He was also a regular cast member on the courtroom series



On the big screen, Clarence Gilyard Jr starred in

Top Gun

opposite Tom Cruise and in

Crystal Trap

opposite Bruce Willis.

For several years he had devoted himself to teaching.

It was also the College of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada, where he had been teaching since 2066, which announced his death, without specifying the causes.

Source: lefigaro

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