Clarence Williams III was an American actor who played the character of Linc Hayes in the police television series died on June 4, 2021. The Mod Squad’s interest in acting began when he visited a Harlem Y.M.C.A., where his sister was working and dropped in to watch a play’s run-through. By the end of the evening, he had been cast in the production. Born in New York City, Williams was the son of a professional musician, Clarence “Clay” Williams Jr., and grandson of jazz and blues composer/pianist Clarence Williams and his singer-actress wife, Eva Taylor. Raised by his paternal grandmother, he became interested in acting after accidentally walking onto a stage at a theater below a Harlem YMCA
He was 81 and survived by a wife, Gloria Foster daughter, Jamey Phillips, and his sister, Sondra Pugh.
Cause of death
Clarence Williams III, the reflectively intense actor who starred as Linc Hayes, a young, hip undercover police officer on ABC’s “The Mod Squad,” died on Friday in Los Angeles. He was 81.
The cause was colon cancer, his manager, Allan Mindel, said.
Clearance Williams III profile summary
|Clearance Williams III
|Date of Birth
|August 21, 1939
|Married, Gloria Foster
|No. of Children
|Date of Death
|June 4, 2021
|Age of Death
|Cause of Death