Raymond Allen: Famed 'Sanford and Son' actor found dead, aged 91

Raymond Allen: Famed 'Sanford and Son' actor found dead, aged 91

- Raymond Allen was found 'unresponsive' early on Monday, August 10, morning at his long-term facility in California

- Medics were called in and they tried to revive him but it was in vain as he had already passed on

- The actor's family confirmed he did not die from Covid-19 as earlier alleged by some media outlets

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TV, specifically comedy fans are in mourning following the sudden demise of legendary actor Raymond Allen of the popular show Sanford and Son.

Briefly.co.za has learnt the actor who used to play Woodrow or Woody Anderson in the popular 1970s died on Monday, August 10, aged 91.

Sanford and Son actor Raymond Allen is dead

Raymond Allen was found unresponsive early on Monday, August 10, morning. Photo: YouTube
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News about his death was first made public and confirmed by his daughter Ta-Ronce Allen through her Facebook page on Tuesday, August 11.

''What a day this is been. I am so surrounded by love from friends and family. This has been one of the hardest days of my life I lost my father Raymond Allen and my cousin Deborah Doll (his niece). They are now both being held by the wings of angels,'' she wrote.

Briefly.co.za understands the iconic actor was suffering from respiratory related ailment.

Raymond's family debunked rumours that the actor died from Covid-19 as earlier alleged by some media outlets.

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The actor was found 'unresponsive' early on Monday, August 10, morning at his long-term facility in California.

Medics were called in and they tried to revive him in vain as he had already gone.

He had struggled with pneumonia for many years, his family confirmed to TMZ. His family had checked him into the California health care facility in 2016.

Allen was an integral part of Sanford And Son which aired from 1972 and 1977.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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