Dylan “Dize D” Thompson, famous for his role in the former medical drama “ER”, has died. He was 55 years old.
Thompson’s death was confirmed to TMZ by his brother Marshawn, who passed on his family’s belief that he died of a heart attack. The official cause of death has not yet been announced.
According to reports, Thompson did not respond at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday. The report stated that he had previously performed heart surgery in 2009 to replace the aorta and repair a leaking heart valve.
Thompson, nicknamed “Deezer D”, appeared in “ER” from 1994 to 2009, playing the role of nurse Malik McGrath. According to reports, he appeared in nearly 200 episodes of the popular medical series.
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The actor has also appeared in the 1993 movies “Black Hat Fear” and “CB4”, “Demolition” in 2003 and “Romi and Michel’s High School Reunion” in 2009. According to reports, the actor is also widely known in underground hip-hop and Christian communities, and has hosted Christian radio programs in Los Angeles. According to reports, recently, he also served as a fitness coach.
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His “ER” co-star Terry Wilkerson (Terry Wilkerson) reacted to his death on Thursday, tweeting: “I’m very happy to work with Deezer D to develop ER. This is a history. The kindest soul man ever. Even before diversity became popular, he joined one of the biggest shows on the Internet. Pray to his family. Peace of mind, my brother.”
“Happy Days” alumni Scott Baio said he recently made a movie with the actors of the dead.
“I am very happy to learn that my friend Deezer passed away suddenly. He is a devout Christian. I was just fortunate enough to collaborate with #DeezerDThompson to shoot the @PureFlix movie. #CourtingMomAndDad. I would like to extend my prayers and condolences to his family. His little Son,” Baio wrote.
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Producer Neal Baer also paid tribute to Thompson on Twitter, calling him a “sweet, kind person who works very well with ER”.