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There was no lack of response to the news. Homages poured in across Twitter Friday night. Jennifer Lopez was one of many to pay her respects.Anthony Chisholm,

a Tony-nominated star who had a long time collaboration with well known playwright August Wilson, has passed away. He was 77. The Katz Company, the talent management firm representing Chisholm, confirmed the news in a statement to U.S.A. TODAY on Friday.” The Katz Business is distressed to announce the

death of our long time good friend and client, Tony-Nominee, Anthony Chisholm,”the statement read.”Passionately called’Chiz,’ he was a star and writer like none-other, embodying loyalty, dedication, and empathy to his artistry.”Born on April 9, 1943 in Cleveland, Chisholm served in the U.S. Army throughout the Vietnam War as a squadron leader. His experiences in Vietnam later motivated the HBO television series”Vietnam War Story,”which premiered in 1987. Chisholm’s career-spanning collaboration with Wilson started in

1990, when he auditioned for Wilson’s play”2 Trains Running.”Cast in the role of Wolf, Chisholm carried out in the play’s very first run at the Yale Repertory Theatre in Connecticut and went on to explore with the show throughout the nation prior to ultimately appearing in it on Broadway in 1992. That wasn’t the only one of Wilson’s plays to include Chisholm. The actor likewise had functions in”

Jitney,”which ran off-Broadway in 2000; 2004’s” Gem of the Ocean”and 2007’s” Radio Gulf,”for which he made a Tony nomination for best performance by a star in a play. In 2017, Chisholm appeared in the Broadway revival of”Jitney,” which won the Tony for best revival of a play.In addition to his large stage experience, Chisholm was likewise a veteran of the screen, appearing in several TELEVISION shows and movies, consisting of Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq “and”Law & Order: SVU.”Throughout his profession, Chisholm won multiple awards, consisting of a NAACP Theatre Award

and an Ovation Award. He also received notices and nominations from the Drama Desk Awards and Drama League Awards, amongst others.Chisholm is survived by his child Alexander, daughter Che, son-in-law Peter Vietro-Hannum and grandchildren Ravi and Avani Vietro.Facebook Email Source

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