The Primetime Emmy Award-winning actor Robert Guillaume widely acknowledged as the former "Benson" star died at the age of 89 following prostate cancer. It's not known for how long the actor has been battling with cancer.
The former Benson star, Robert Guillaume died at the age of 89 following prostate cancer
Source: NY Daily News
Robert's wife, Donna Brown revealed that the former Benson star (1979-1986) died on Tuesday, October 25 at their Los Angeles house.
The demise of the two time Emmy Award winner has brought a moment of silence for millions of his fans and the industry. Many well-known celebrities expressed their condolence to the family and late Robert through social sites.
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) October 24, 2017
Sorry to hear about passing of great comic actor Robert Guillaume. Fact that will make me sound old...Benson was a spinoff of Soap. pic.twitter.com/I5LF4xgqL6
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) October 24, 2017
Class, Grace & Talent Personified!! RIP Robert Guillaume
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) October 25, 2017
Another light has left us. Robert Guillaume, you were beloved across America and brought laughter always with you. https://t.co/ktUaCNaQIB
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 25, 2017
Robert gave more than half of his life to the industry- 5 decades long and is one of the well-accomplished actors. Besides from winning Emmy for the portrayal of a sarcastic butler on "Benson", Robert also won a Grammy for his voiceover of Rafiki in 1994's "The Lion King".
The actor is survived by his wife, one son and three daughters behind him. May God provides them with the strength to come over the grief.