Clarence Gilyard Jr, Actor Known For Walker, Texas Ranger, And Die Hard, Passes Away

Clarence Gilyard Jr. had multiple notable roles in TV and Film.

Clarence Gilyard Jr., Walker, Texas Ranger with Chuck Norris

Clarence Gilyard, Jr has sadly passed away at age 66. He was best known for his roles in Die Hard, Top Gun, Matlock, and Walker, Texas Ranger. The actor, director, and producer worked in television and film for over 25 years. He would later receive MFA in theater performance and became an associate professor at the College of Fine Arts at UNLV. No cause of death has been revealed.

Statement from the Dean

“It is with profound sadness that I share this news. His students were deeply inspired by him, as were all who knew him. He had many extraordinary talents and was extremely well-known in the university through his dedication to teaching and his professional accomplishments. He had a national and international following through his celebrated work in the theatre, in film, and television. His generosity of spirit was boundless – he was always ready to contribute to projects and performances however possible. We remember Clarence with joy and gratitude for all he contributed to the College of Fine Arts, the UNLV community, and, through his impressive personal achievements, to the world.”

Dean Uscher

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