Monday, September 9, 2019

Fresh Prince of Bel Air actor Wesley dies of cancer

An actor best known for playing Dr. Hoover in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air has died after complications from blood cancer.

John Wesley's family confirmed on Sunday that he died from issues relating to the treatment of multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. He was 72.

'John Wesley was a gift to the world, for his kindness and grace are immortalized in his works of theatre, TV and film,' Wesley’s manager and producer, Gerry Pass, said in a statement.

'I am heartbroken to have lost a dear friend today.'

Wesley worked with such famous names as Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman and Barbara Streisand during his career.

At the time of his most famous role, in one episode playing Dr. Hoover in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, he already had 100 film and television credits. RIP