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Harlem-Born Actor Clarence Williams III Dead At 81

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Legendary actor Clarence Williams III, who is perhaps best known for his role as Linc Hayes on The Mod Squad, died on Friday at the age of 81, his management confirmed to Variety, Sunday morning. Williams’ cause of death was revealed to be colon cancer.

The late actor was born in New York City on Aug. 21, 1939. Williams’ acting career took off on the stage in the late 1950s and he would later earn a Tony nomination in 1965 for his role in Slow Dance on the Killing Ground.

CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reports.