Richard Roundtree: goodbye to the Shaft actor

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Sad news has arrived: the actor Richard Roundtree, eighty-one years old, has left us. Let’s retrace some stages of his career

The news of the actor’s death came just a few hours ago Richard Roundtree. Many knew him for his role as John Shaftin the detective story Shaft il detective (1971) and subsequent sequels, Shaft strikes again (1972), Shaft and the slave traders (1973), Shaft (2000), Shaft (2019) and in the television series of the same name (1973-1974). Unfortunately, the onset of illness put an end to his career at the age of 81. Many colleagues who dedicated words in memory of their colleague on social media. Between these Samuel L. Jackson.

Richard Roundtree: goodbye to the Shaft actor

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We will remember the actor in his interpretation of the private investigator John Shaft, under the direction of Gordon Parks, move through the streets of Harlem, fighting crime. The first film allowed the actor to make himself known thanks to the success of the show, which also won an Oscar for the soundtrack, written by Isaac Hayes. But his career doesn’t stop here, Richard Roundtree will certainly also be remembered for having taken part in films such as SevenOf David Fincher and for some of his participations in highly successful TV series, such as Roots, Willy, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air e Desperate Housewives.

The words of Samuel L. Jackson.

Many have expressed words in memory of their deceased colleague; in recent hours, social media has been filled with posts published by numerous actors who, through a photo or a dedication, wanted to remember Richard Roundtree and break the sad news to the fans. One of these is Samuel L. Jackson, who decided to commemorate his colleague through a post on Instagram. The photo published portrays the two together, on set, and is accompanied by a caption:

Richard Roundtree, the Prototype, the Best Ever! SHAFT, as we know, is and will forever be his creation. His passing leaves a huge void not only in my heart, but certainly in many of yours as well.

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Magdalena Skrok is an accomplished writer who delves into the realm of new movies and TV series. With an unwavering passion for cinematic storytelling, Magdalena keeps readers informed about the latest releases, upcoming projects, and exciting developments in the world of entertainment.