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Taurean Blacque Dies at 82

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Taurean Blacque, best known for his role on Hill Street Blues, has died at 82 years old.

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On Thursday he died in Atlanta, Georgia, after a brief illness.

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He began his acting career on stage in New York City at the New Federal Theatre. 

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After many years on stage, he began his career in television, booking roles on classic shows like 

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Sanford and Son, What’s Happening, The Bob Newhart Show, The Tony Randall Show, Taxi and Good Times.

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In 1981, Blacque was cast to play Detective Neal Washington 

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on the acclaimed cop drama Hill Street Blues