Williams was 82.
Williams was born in New York Metropolis on August 21, 1939, in accordance with the assertion.
He started his profession in a manufacturing of “Darkish of the Moon,” and appeared on Broadway in “The Nice Outdoor.”
His efficiency in “Gradual Dance on the Killing Floor” received him a Theatre World Award and a Tony nomination, the assertion mentioned.
Alongside together with his theatre performances, Williams additionally starred in a number of exhibits and films, together with: “52 Decide-Up,” “In opposition to the Wall,” “Reindeer Video games,” “Purple Rain,” “The Common’s Daughter,” “American Gangster,” “Half Baked” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”
Williams is survived by his sister Sondra Pugh, daughter Jamey Phillips, niece Suyin Shaw, grandnephews Elliot Shaw and Ese Shaw and grandniece Azaria Verdin, the assertion mentioned.