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Rest in peace, Ossie Davis

Friday, February 04, 2005

Oh, what sad news. I'll let the New York Times article cover the details, but can't help marking the loss of this incredible man. One of the most natural actors I have ever seen, his great gift was his heart, which could be seen shining through every character he inhabited. His portrayal of Da Mayor, in Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing was stunning. Amidst the heat and tension of that one day in Brooklyn, with hate flaring up from every corner, one soul wandered through the streets with his soul intact.

That he was a very active civil rights activist on top of being a barrier breaking presence in Hollywood, adds up to a life well-lived, an admirable life, an inspiration. He will be missed.