Rest in Peace: Actor Paul Benjamin from ‘Do the Right Thing’ Passes Away at 81

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Actor Paul Benjamin passed away at the age of 81 over the weekend. Spike Lee shared the sad new via social media in the wake of celebrating the 30th anniversary of ‘Do the Right Thing.’

“I’m Sad To Write That The Great Actor PAUL BENJAMIN (Who Played ML, {Far Left} One Of The Cornermen Passed This Past Friday,2 Days Before The 30th Anniversary Of DO THE RIGHT THING. Rest In Paradise. Born 1/1/38. Died 6/28/19.”


Benjamin was the youngest of 12 children. He was born in Pelion, South Carolina to Reverend Fair Benjamin and his wife Rose. Some of you might remember him from 70s classics such as Across 100th Street and Friday Foster.



Our thoughts and prayers are with the Benjamin family at this time.