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Sydney Scott
Oct, 24, 2017

Star of stage and screen Robert Guillaume has died. The actor was 89.

Guillaume, best known for his roles on Benson, The Robert Guillaume Show, and The Lion King, died at his home Tuesday after battling prostate cancer. His widow, Donna Brown Guillaume, confirmed the news to the Associated Press

Guillaume's career spanned more than 50 years and included Primetime Emmy Awards for Benson and Soap, as well as a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for The Lion King's read-a-long book.  

In 1990, Guillaume lost his son, Jacques, after the 33-year-old succumbed to a long battle with AIDS.

Guillaume has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame in his Missouri hometown and one on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.