Legendary Actor Bill Cobbs Has Died at Age 90 (EXCLUSIVE)

"He is a legend in every way you can imagine. As a human, a performer, you can't get better than Bill Cobbs," Bill's rep said in a comment to Distractify.

Elissa Noblitt - Author

Jun. 26 2024, Published 4:36 p.m. ET

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Legendary actor Bill Cobbs, who featured in more than 200 films and TV shows according to his IMDb profile, has passed away at the age of 90, as confirmed to Distractify by his rep, Carmela Evangelista of Evangelista Talent Management. Bill, who was known for roles such as Reginald from Night at the Museum and Master Tinker from Oz the Great and Powerful, initially had his death announced on June 26, 2024, by a family member on Facebook.

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With such an abundance of iconic roles, fans are devastated to hear the news of his sad passing, and now many want to know exactly what happened.

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Bill Cobbs died at home with his family on June 25, 2024.

As initially reported by Detroit journalist Phil Lewis, Cobbs died on June 25 at home with his family. Distractify confirmed Bill's passing via his representatives.

While no official cause of death has been made public, Bill did just celebrate his 90th birthday, meaning that his passing could have had something to do with a health issue caused by old age — however, this is just speculation at this time.

In an exclusive statement, Bill's rep Carmela told Distractify, "He was in a wheelchair [for the] last few months, including a caretaker... he could stand to do some things, but for just a few minutes."

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A Facebook post from a relative of Bill's, Thomas G. Cobbs, states that "Bill passed away peacefully at his home in California ... 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 post continued. Distractify has reached out to Thomas for additional comment.

Bill's representative also told Distractify, "He is the most gentle man you could ever meet. The most amazing man ... They just don't make them like him. He is a legend in every way you can imagine. As a human, a performer, you can't get better than Bill Cobbs."

Our thoughts are with Bill's family and fans at this time.

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