Acor Bill Nunn has passed away at the of 63. Nunn’s well known role was “Radio Raheem” in Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing”. Nunn acting debut was Spike Lee’s “School Daze”. His credits consist of Mo Better Blues, He Got Game, New Jack City, Spiderman Trilogy, Sister Act etc. Nunn passed away in his home town of Pittsburgh.
An Original Poem By Lemon Andersen …And than there was Radio Raheem, Flat top, tight fade, Built like an ’89 NY Giant, The Majestic Brother you could hear two blocks away in any direction pumping Public Enemy from the horns of his Ghetto Blaster, the Conscience brother who wanted nothing but to be alone and live in the loud solace of his Radio… A Young, Black, Beautiful Man who died in the hands of Blue Fear and White Fury. People walked across the street when Radio Raheem came down the Block, the Starch in his frame scared them away from the Gap in his smile. The four fingered rings were seen like Brass knuckles when if you stopped him like Mookie did as the sun set On that Hot summer day in BK, Brooklyn You would see Raheems hands like his mind were worth its weight in Gold.