PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Actor and Pittsburgh native Bill Nunn passed away in his hometown on Saturday. He was 63 and had been battling cancer.

Nunn was best known for his role as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing.”

Lee posted a tribute to Nunn on Facebook.

Nunn went on to appear in dozen of films and TV programs, including “Spider-Man” and “Sister Act.”

His father, Bill Nunn was a renowned scout for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was credited for bringing players like John Stallworth, Mel Blount and Joe Gilliam to the team. The late actor was briefly a ballboy for the team.

He has two daughters and two granddaughters.

Funeral arrangements have not been released.

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