Clarence Gilyard Jr., who played James Trivette on the TV show Walker, Texas Ranger, has died. He was loved for that role.
The actor was only 66 years old. He was known for his roles in movies like Top Gun, Die Hard, and From Above.
The College of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he taught film and theatre, told the public about his death on November 28, 2022.
Fans are using social media to show Clarence’s family and friends how much they care, and many of them have questions about what happened. So, what happened to Clarence Gilyard Jr.? Here’s everything we know about it.
Clarence Gilyard Jr.’s Cause of Death
Even though the cause of Clarence’s death hasn’t been revealed, the Las Vegas Review-Journal says he had been sick for a long time.
The College of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, told the public that Clarence had died in a press release.
In the statement, UNLV College of Fine Arts Dean Nancy J. Uscher said, “It is with great sadness that I share this news.” “His students and everyone who knew him were deeply moved by him. He had many amazing skills and was well-known at the university for how hard he worked as a teacher and how successful he was in his career.
Sad to hear of the passing of actor Clarence Gilyard Jr., best known for Die Hard, Top Gun, & Walker: Texas Ranger. Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/OslBRVWncd
— bobbynash (@bobbynash) November 29, 2022
Uscher said, “His spirit of generosity was endless. He was always ready to help with projects and performances in any way he could.” We’ll always remember Clarence with joy and thanks for all he did for the College of Fine Arts, the UNLV community, and the rest of the world through his impressive personal achievements.
RIP Clarence Gilyard Jr. One of the greats. pic.twitter.com/8W9mp3VAXL
— sequel guy (@TubiDefender) November 29, 2022
Clarence Gilyard Jr. Had More Than 30 Roles in Movies and TV Shows Over The Course of 30 Years
Clarence isn’t with us anymore, but his spirit and acting skills will live on forever. The 66-year-old Clarence has been in a lot of cult-favorite shows over the years, as his IMDb page shows.
Clarence played Sundown in the 1986 movie Top Gun, Theo in the 1988 movie Die Hard, and Conrad McMasters in the 1989–1993 TV show Matlock. The actor also went on to be in a lot of other projects. Over the course of 30 years, he got a lot of acting credits.
Some actors are proud of the fact that they learned on their own, but Clarence works hard in school to build his career. Clarence went to California State University, Dominguez Hills, and got a Bachelor of Arts in theatre arts. Clarence also got a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University in theatre performance.
Clarence will always be remembered for what he did for entertainment, even though Hollywood has lost a bright star.
Clarence Gilyard Jr.’s family and friends are in our thoughts.