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Actor Clarence Williams III of ‘Mod Squad,’ ‘Purple Rain’ dies at 81

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On Friday, Clarence Williams III died of colon cancer in Los Angeles. The actor was one of the stars of the late 1960s series “The Mod Squad,” a cultural touchstone, and later played Prince’s father in “Purple Rain.” He was 81.

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