Roger Robinson, Tony-Winning Actor, Dies at 78: Cause of Death?

Updated On 29 Sep, 2018 Published On

Roger Robinson, a Tony-winning actor who starred famous films like Brother to Brother, Kojak and How to Get Away With Murder, has died at the age of 78.

Wren T. Brown, who is a producing artistic director for Ebony Repertory Theatre, announced that the veteran actor passed away on Wednesday, September 26 in Escondido, California. As for the cause of death, Brown says Roger died from complications from a heart condition.

In 2009, Robinson won a Tony Award for best performance by a featured actor for his portrayal of Bynum Walker in Joe Turner's Come and Gone.

Most recently, Roger portrayed Day Lacks in last year's HBO telefilm The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lack.

He had also played Mac Harkness, the father of actress Viola Davis' Annalise Keating, in ABC's How to Get Away With Murder.

Born on May 2, 1940, in Seattle, Washington D.C., Roger is survived by his sister Tina Robinson. Memorial service for Roger is set to take place in Los Angeles and New York in the coming days.

Rest In Peace Roger Robinson!

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