Dearon “Deezer D” Thompson, greatest recognized for his function on former medical drama “ER,” has died. He was 55.
Thompson’s dying was confirmed to TMZ by his brother, Marshawn, who relayed his household’s perception that he died of a coronary heart assault. An official reason for dying has but to be launched.
The outlet studies that Thompson was discovered unresponsive at his residence in Los Angeles on Thursday. It notes that he beforehand underwent surgical procedure in 2009 on his coronary heart to switch an aorta and repair a leaky coronary heart valave.
Thompson, who was generally recognized by his nickname “Deezer D,” appeared on “ER” from 1994 till 2009 taking part in the function of nurse Malik McGrath. He reportedly appeared in virtually 200 episodes of the hit medical collection.
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The actor additionally appeared within the motion pictures “Concern of a Black Hat” and “CB4” in 1993, “Bringing Down the Home” in 2003 and “Romy and Michele’s Excessive College Reunion” in 2009. In accordance with studies, the actor additionally was recognized within the underground hip-hop and Christian communities, previously internet hosting a Christian radio present in Los Angeles. Extra lately, he additionally labored as a health coach, in line with studies.
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His “ER” co-star Terry Wilkerson reacted to his dying on Thursday, writing on Twitter, “I had the pleasure of working with Deezer D on E.R. One of many kindest most Mild souls ever. Even earlier than Variety was widespread he made it on one of many greatest Exhibits on Community. Prayers to his household. Relaxation Simple my Brother.”
“Pleased Days” alum Scott Baio mentioned he lately labored with the deceased actor on a film.
“I am sadden to study the sudden passing of my pal Deezer. He was a loyal Christian. I simply had the privilege of working with #DeezerDThompson on a @PureFlix film. #CourtingMomAndDad. Sending my prayers and condolences to his household. Particularly his younger son,” Baio wrote.
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Producer Neal Baer additionally paid tribute to Thompson on Twitter, calling him a “candy, variety man and fantastic to work with on ER.”