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‘The Mod Squad’ and ‘Purple Rain’ Actor Clarence Williams III Dies at 81

It is with a heavy heart that the EBONY family must say goodbye to an acting and cultural force, Clarence Williams III. The New York-born performer, who starred as the brooding undercover cop Lincoln “Linc” Hayes on ABC’s The Mod Squad, has died. He was 81. According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, Williams’