Beloved Veteran Actor Bill Cobbs Passes Away at 90

Beloved Veteran Actor Bill Cobbs Passes Away at 90

Bill Cobbs, the esteemed actor known for his memorable roles in films such as “The Bodyguard,” “Air Bud,” and “Night at the Museum,” has passed away at the age of 90.

 His family announced his passing in a heartfelt Facebook post, stating, “We are saddened to share the passing of Bill Cobbs. On Tuesday, June 25, Bill passed away peacefully at his home in California.”

Cobbs recently celebrated his 90th birthday surrounded by his loved ones. The family reflected on his legacy, describing him as “a beloved partner, big brother, uncle, surrogate parent, godfather, and friend.” They expressed comfort in knowing he has “found peace and eternal rest with his Heavenly Father” and requested prayers and encouragement during this time.

While the cause of death was not disclosed, TMZ reported that Cobbs passed away Tuesday night at his residence in Riverside, California, approximately an hour east of Los Angeles.

Cobbs enjoyed an illustrious acting career spanning over five decades. He began his journey in the arts at the Karamu House Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio, where he starred in the play “Purlie Victorious.” This early experience paved the way for his transition to film and television, where he made an indelible mark on audiences.

Cobbs’ feature film debut came in the 1974 crime thriller “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three.” Over the years, he became a familiar face in Hollywood, known for his versatility and ability to bring depth to a wide range of characters. His performances in iconic films like “The Bodyguard,” where he played the head of security, and “Air Bud,” as the kindly janitor, endeared him to audiences of all ages.

In addition to his work on the big screen, Cobbs also appeared in numerous television shows and stage productions. His presence in the entertainment industry was marked by a consistent dedication to his craft and a genuine warmth that resonated with colleagues and fans alike.

Bill Cobbs leaves behind a rich legacy of performances that will continue to inspire and entertain. His contributions to film and theatre have left an indelible mark on the industry, and he will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him and witnessing his work.