Actor Louis Gossett Jr, who voiced Half-Life 2’s vortigaunts, has died

Actor Louis Gossett Jr, who has appeared in dozens of films, television shows, and plays—as well as two videogames—died this week at 87, reports AP News.

Gossett began acting as a teenager in New York, and as a young adult landed a number of roles in Broadway plays, including 1959 classic A Raisin in the Sun. In 1977, he won an Emmy for his performance in TV miniseries Roots, and in 1983 he won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in An Officer and a Gentleman, becoming the first Black actor to win the award.

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