Is the actor Robert Guillaume still alive?

The award-winning US actor has died following complications with prostate cancer.

Robert Guillaume, the American actor who voiced Half-Life 2's Eli Vance, has died of cancer, aged 89-years-old. Guillaume was known outside of videogames for voicing Rafiki in Disney's The Lion King, playing Dr Bennet in 2003's Ewan McGregor-starring Big Fish, and as Benson DuBois in the popular sitcom Soap.

The latter performance netted him an Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series in 1979. In 1985, the same role saw him become the first black actor to win an outstanding lead actor award.

Actors, celebrities and personalities have taken to social media to pay tribute to the esteemed actor, such as this from Soap co-star Billy Crystal. Read more at PC Gamer.

Hollywood has lost several stars this year, including Chris Cornell, Erin Moran and Greg Allman. Read more to see Us Weekly’s tribute to the celebrities who died in 2017.

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