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Taurean Blacque, actor on ‘Hill Street Blues,’ dead at 82


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taurean Blacque, an Emmy-nominated actor who was known for his role as a detective on the 1980s NBC drama series “Hill Street Blues,” has died. He was 82. Blacque’s family announced in a statement Thursday that he died in Atlanta following a brief illness. The New Jersey-native had guest roles on television series including “Sanford and Son,” “What’s Happening,” “Good Times,” “Taxi” and “The Bob Newhart Show.” Blacque’s biggest breakthrough came when he joined the cast of the critically acclaimed show “Hill Street Blues,” where he portrayed the streetwise detective named Neal Washington. The exact cause of Blackque’s death was not disclosed.

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