Acclaimed actor Earle Hyman died Thursday at the age of 91, as first reported by Broadway Black.
It is not yet known how he died, but his nephew Rick Ferguson confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter that the celebrated actor died at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J.
The Emmy-and Tony-nominated actor had a career that spanned over five decades. But he is best known for his role as Russell Huxtable, the former jazz-playing father to Bill Cosby’s Heathcliff Huxtable in the The Cosby show. He received a 1986 Emmy nomination for outstanding guest performer in a comedy series for his work on the Cosby episode “Happy Anniversary.”