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One of the all-time greats from his early days as Linc on Mod Squad to later roles such as the father of Prince in Purple Rain, Clarence Williams III has passed away at age 81. This one really hurts.

 

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I watched Mod Squad first run as a 12 to 17 year old, but only discovered how good it could really be when I watched my complete series DVD in the last few years...the best of the episodes were truly affecting drama, and Clarence Williams III was a huge, integral part of that. And beyond to an accomplished career. Great actor who will live in our memories...I took these screen caps from season 3 and 4 episodes...
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Solid...
 

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One of the all-time greats from his early days as Linc on Mod Squad to later roles such as the father of Prince in Purple Rain, Clarence Williams III has passed away at age 81. This one really hurts.

May he R.I.P. I just watched "Pork Chop Hill" the other day and noticed him as his platoon's runner in an uncredited part. Also, I just bought "Purple Rain" iTunes HD digital over the weekend hoping it might get a 4K release one day. Mod Squad was a favorite TV show in my household growing up.
 

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Just watched an S1 episode of The Mod Squad (co-starring his former wife, Gloria Foster) on DVD tonight to commemorate his passing. He was great as Linc Hayes, and with a memorable career beyond. A unique screen presence...and as Tino said, effortlessly cool. R.I.P.
 

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I am about to turn in for the evening, watching some episodes in his memory. I enjoyed watching as a child…still do now that I am older.
 

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