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RIP Richard Roundtree

Richard Roundtree, who broke ground with his signature role in the Shaft movie franchise, passed away this afternoon, Oct. 24, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer with his family at his bedside. He was 81.
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Re: RIP Richard Roundtree

Damn, RIP Shaft.
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Damn. I did not expect this at all.



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RIP

He was still getting a lot of work in TV and movies before he passed and it did not seem like he was in bad health.
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Re: RIP Richard Roundtree

Yeah but he broke Death's arm, 3 ribs, and nose before he succumbed. RIP
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Re: RIP Richard Roundtree

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RIP

He was still getting a lot of work in TV and movies before he passed and it did not seem like he was in bad health.
He had pancreatic cancer. Some forms of cancer can progress very quickly.
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Re: RIP Richard Roundtree

That’s too bad. I am too young to be around doing his heyday but I always enjoyed seeing him.

RIP Shaft.
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Re: RIP Richard Roundtree

He was one bad mother ...
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Re: RIP Richard Roundtree

I always liked him as an actor, but besides Shaft most of his movies with him in the lead aren't that good, but it was always nice to see him in smaller parts. Seven or Brick come to mind. Either way, he is an icon.
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Re: RIP Richard Roundtree

I thought it was interesting that Roundtree played 2 different versions of John Shaft in the 2000 and 2019 movies. The Uncle and the Father to Sam Jackson.

Probably one of the coolest black actors who has been around the last 50+ years. Had an amazing and long career. RIP.
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Re: RIP Richard Roundtree

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I thought it was interesting that Roundtree played 2 different versions of John Shaft in the 2000 and 2019 movies. The Uncle and the Father to Sam Jackson.

Probably one of the coolest black actors who has been around the last 50+ years. Had an amazing and long career. RIP.
He played one version. In the latest movie they said Shaft Sr. lied to Jr. about being his uncle.

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