TOP Gun and Die Hard star Clarence Gilyard Jr has died at the age of 66. The actor had been suffering from a long illness, reports say.
His cause of death currently remains unknown. Gilyard, whose career spanned 30 years, was best known for playing the computer hacker Theo in the hit movie Die Hard.
And, he played the naval flight officer Marcus “Sundown” Williams in the 1986 film Top Gun. He played Conrad McMasters - the right-hand man to the attorney Ben Matlock - in the hit drama Matlock between 1989 and 1993.
Gilyard also appeared in the 1990s crime series, Walker Texas Ranger. He had been working as a theater professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before his death.Read more on thesun.co.uk