Actor Bill Cobbs dies at 90

Actor Bill Cobbs dies at 90

Bill Cobbs attends the 28th Annual NAACP Theater Awards at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel on June 17, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Léon Bennett/WireImage)

Veteran actor Bill Cobbs died Tuesday in Riverside, TMZ reports. He had recently turned 90.

TMZ cited Cobbs’ publicist Chuck I. Jones as the source of the news that the Emmy Award winner for outstanding limited performance in a daytime program for “Dino Dana” had died.

The news was confirmed by People magazine.

Cobbs’ brother, Thomas Cobbs, told TMZ that pneumonia was the suspected cause of death.

“As a family, we are comforted to know that Bill has found peace and eternal rest with his Heavenly Father,” said Thomas Cobbs. “We ask for your prayers and encouragement during this time.”

Bill Cobbs was known for films like “Night at the Museum” and appearances in television series such as “Walker, Texas Ranger” and “The Sopranos.”

He also appeared in “Air Bud”, uttering the phrase “you won’t find anything in (the rule book) that says a dog can’t play”, which resulted in the referee’s classic response : “There is no rule that says a dog can’t play basketball.

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