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Bill Nunn, actor in Spike Lee and Spider Man films, dies

Bill Nunn, right Image copyright AP
Image caption Nunn had been battling cancer

US actor Bill Nunn, who featured in Spider Man as well as films by the director Spike Lee, has died aged 63 at his home in Pittsburgh, his wife said.

The actor, best known for his role as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, had been battling cancer.

Mr Lee paid tribute to his "dear friend" on social media, saying he was "resting in power".

Nunn went on to appear in dozens of films and TV programmes, including New Jack City and Sirens.

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Image caption Mr Lee paid tribute to his "dear friend" Nunn