Actor Robert Guillaume, who was best known for his title role in the TV series "Benson," passed away on Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 89 years-old.
According to reports, the beloved actor was battling prostate cancer.
In his most well known role, Guillaume portrayed the level-headed butler Benson DuBois on the sitcom "Benson," which ran from 1979 to 1986. In '85, he won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy.
Throughout his career, the actor was also in "Sports Night," "Soap," the "Benson" spin-off and voiced Rafiki in the animated Disney film "The Lion King."
On the stage, Guillaume made his Broadway debut in Kwamina in 1961. He received a Tony Award nomination for Guys and Dolls.
Guillaume received his star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.