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‘Soap’ and ‘Benson’ Actor Robert Guillaume Dies at Age 89

Robert Guillaume, known for his Emmy, Tony and Grammy-winning work, as well as TV sitcoms “Soap” and “Benson,” has died at age 89.

The Benson actor had been battling prostate cancer, his widow, Donna Brown Guillaume told the Associated Press.

He kinda went the way everyone wishes they could, surrounded by love and in his sleep,” Guillaume said.
She added that her husband really loved making music, entertaining and making people laugh. He treasured his role as Rafiki in Disney’s 1994 animated film “The Lion King,” she said.
Guillaume is survived by four children, Donna Guillaume said.
“He was a good father and a good husband. He was a great, great person,” she said.

 

Our prayers are with the Guillaume family…

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