Actor Bill Cobbs is dead – he played in “Bodyguard”

Actor Bill Cobbs is dead – he played in “Bodyguard”
Actor Bill Cobbs is dead – he played in “Bodyguard”

After a long career in Hollywood, actor Bill Cobbs has died. He started his career late – but continued to work well into old age.

He acted in over 200 film and TV productions: actor Bill Cobbs has died at the age of 90. According to his spokesman, he died surrounded by his family in the Inland Empire, California. His brother Thomas Cobbs told TMZ that pneumonia was the probable cause of death.

Cobbs only began his acting career at the age of 36, but then acted in numerous high-profile films. He played alongside Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner in the hit romance “Bodyguard” (1992). In it he played the manager of pop singer Rachel Marron (Houston). In the comedy “Night at the Museum” (2006) and in the sequel “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” (2014), he played the night watchman Reginald alongside Ben Stiller.

Bill Cobbs: late career

After theater appearances in the early 1970s, Cobbs landed his first small film role in the thriller “Stop the Death Ride of the 123” (1974). This was followed by roles in films such as “Silkwood”, “Demolition Man”, “Hudsucker – The Big Leap” and “Oz the Great and Powerful”. He also starred in numerous television productions and was awarded a Daytime Emmy Award in 2020 for his performance in the children’s series “Dino Dana”.

Source: Stern

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