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Old 01-19-13, 10:40 PM
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Robert Chew (Prop Joe- Wire) has passed

Robert F. Chew, a 52-year-old Baltimore actor and teacher who portrayed one of television’s most unforgettable characters as Proposition Joe on HBO’s “The Wire,” died Thursday of apparent heart failure in his sleep at his home in Northeast Baltimore, according to Clarice Chew, his sister.
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Re: Robert Chew (Prop Joe- Wire) has passed

He was a teacher? Wow didn't know that.
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Re: Robert Chew (Prop Joe- Wire) has passed

Sad news. He sounded like a nice guy from the commentary on one of the Season 4 episodes, and the kid actors had a lot of respect for him. He also knew a lot about all of the other actors on the show. One of my favorite scenes with him:

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Re: Robert Chew (Prop Joe- Wire) has passed

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He was a teacher? Wow didn't know that.
He was the youth acting coach for the show, IIRC.
Old 01-31-13, 09:41 PM
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Re: Robert Chew (Prop Joe- Wire) has passed

I caught this but missed:

-in June, deandre McCullough, who was the basis for the main character in the corner; played Mouzone's bodyguard in The Wire. Of a drug overdose.

-In December, Donnie Andrews, who married deandre's mom. He's the model for Omar little and was the muscle for butchie in The Wire. Of a heart attack.

-And snoop got popped for drug dealing I believe.

This sucks.

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