By Sydney Scott, essence.com
Star of stage and screen Robert Guillaume has died. The actor was 89.
Guillaume, best known for his roles on Benson, The Robert Guillaume Show, and The Lion King, died at his home Tuesday after battling prostate cancer. His widow, Donna Brown Guillaume, confirmed the news to the Associated Press.
Guillaume’s career spanned more than 50 years and included Primetime Emmy Awards for Benson and Soap, as well as a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for The Lion King’s read-a-long book.