Clarence Gilyard Obituary Death News- Clarence Gilyard of Texas Ranger’star, Dies at 66
In a statement posted on Instagram, Dean Nancy Uscher said, “It is with tremendous sadness that I deliver this news.” “All of those who knew him and his students both found great inspiration in him. He was very well known in the institution for his numerous remarkable qualities, dedication to teaching, and career achievements.
Gilyard was remembered by UNLV’s film department chair Heather Addison as a “beacon of light and strength for everyone around him at UNLV.”
She said, “Whenever we inquired about his wellbeing, he would enthusiastically exclaim, ‘Blessed!’ But we are the ones who were actually fortunate to work with him and learn from him for such a long time. Professor G, you are very loved and missed!
His death’s circumstances have not been made public in any greater detail.
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Gilyard began performing after pursuing a degree in theatre arts at California State University, claims UNLV. In 1981, he was cast in his first television appearance on “Diff’rent Strokes.”
Gilyard made his acting debut in the 1986 movie “Top Gun,” in which he played the expert jet pilot Sundown.
He was cast in the action movie “Die Hard” two years later as Theo, the computer expert who aids Hans Gruber’s terrorist organization.
He acquired the role of Conrad McMasters on the NBC courtroom drama “Matlock,” starring opposite Andy Griffith, and it gave him his big break in primetime television. Later, he played Jimmy Trivette, Chuck Norris’ companion in crime-fighting, on “Walker, Texas Ranger.”
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Gilyard’s acting credits also include “The Karate Kid Part II,” “CHiPS,” and the “Left Behind” films. Pete Davidson and Emily Ratajkowski spotted at Knicks game.
Gilyard, despite having a successful playing career, gave up performing in 2006 to begin teaching at UNLV and directing plays at the school’s Nevada Conservatory Theatre.
“I was born to teach. I’m a professional, yet my career must support my studies in the classroom. I’m aware of people’s lives in the 21st century, therefore that inspires my characters,” he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2017.
“When I’m in a fertile environment, I work as an artist at my best. That denotes originality and imagination. Although I don’t understand what they’re saying, being among all those millennials drains their energy.
He did, however, make a brief comeback to the big screen in 2021 when he worked on a “Die Hard” sequel with De’voreaux White and Bruce Willis.
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