Voice of The Lion King's Rafiki, Robert Guillaume, passes away

Robert Guillaume, known for his iconic voice as Rafiki in Disney's The Lion King, passed away on October 24 at the age of 89. According to a report, Guillaume was battling prostate cancer and died in the comfort of the home he shared with his wife, Donna Brown Guillaume. He received two Emmy Awards for portraying the acidic butler Benson on a pair of ABC sitcoms. Guillaume's Emmy for outstanding actor in a comedy in 1985 made him the only black man to win in that category. He also received the supporting comedy actor trophy in 1979, earning six nominations in all for playing Benson. Guillaume also collected a Tony nomination for best actor in a musical in 1977 for playing Nathan Detroit in a revival of Guys and Dolls.