Julius “Nipsey” Russell Obituary: October 2, 2005: Nipsey Russell died in New York City after suffering from cancer. He was 87. Julius “Nipsey” Russell was an American comedian, poet, and dancer best known for his appearances as a panelist on game shows from the 1960s through the 1990s, including Match Game, Password, Hollywood Squares, To Tell the Truth, and Pyramid. He died in 2005 at the age of 87 in New York City, from stomach cancer. His body was cremated, and the ashes scattered.
Russell had one of the leading roles in the film version of The Wiz as the Tin Man. He was a frequent guest on the Dean Martin Celebrity Roast series and often appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien during the program’s early years.
October 2, 2005 — Comedian and actor Nipsey Russell passed away. pic.twitter.com/cauehs7b7T
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02Oct/2005: Julius “Nipsey” Russell – American comedian, poet, and dancer – dies from lymphoma in New York City. His ashes will be spread on the Atlantic Ocean. He’s 87. pic.twitter.com/0YXowcfCoO
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