Veteran Actor Bill Cobbs, Star of “The Bodyguard” and “Night at the Museum,” Dies at 90

Bill Cobbs, Veteran Actor Known for “The Bodyguard” and “Night at the Museum,” Dies at 90

Bill Cobbs, a veteran actor with a career spanning decades and roles in films such as “The Bodyguard,” “Night at the Museum,” and “The Color of Money,” has passed away at the age of 90, according to his family.

“Bill passed away peacefully at his home in California on Tuesday,” his family said in a statement posted Wednesday morning on Facebook. “A beloved partner, big brother, uncle, surrogate parent, godfather, and friend, Bill recently and happily celebrated his 90th birthday surrounded by cherished loved ones. As a family, we are comforted knowing Bill has found peace and eternal rest with his Heavenly Father. We ask for your prayers and encouragement during this time.”

The cause of death was not immediately known.

Cobbs’ career was marked by nearly 200 roles in movies and television.

He starred opposite Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner in 1992’s “The Bodyguard,” and appeared with Paul Newman and Tom Cruise in Martin Scorsese’s 1986 film “The Color of Money.”

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