Earle Hyman Dies: ‘The Cosby Show’ Actor Dead at 91 — Russell Huxtable | TVLine

TV Line| Sun Nov 19 13:03:03 EST 2017
Earle Hyman, best known to TV audiences for his role as Cliff Huxtable’s father Russell on The Cosby Show, has died at the age of 91.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hyman died on Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J. A cause of death has not been reported. Hyman appeared in 40 episodes of The Cosby Show over the course of its nine-season run. In 1986, he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series for his work in the classic Season 2 episode “Happy Anniversary.” In addition to his work on The Cosby Show, Hyman was the voice of Panthro on the 1980s cartoon Thundercats. Additional TV credits ..

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