According to reports, actor Robert Guillaume, most famous for voicing Rafiki in Disney's The Lion King, has passed away.

The actor was 89 and battling prostate cancer, passing away today at his home in Los Angeles with his wife, Donna.

He also starred in the sitcom Benson, for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, a feat he'd previously achieved for his work on Soap.

He's also a Grammy award winner, having bagged the Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children following his performance on The Lion King Read-A-Long Book.

He had minor roles in two popular 90s television shows, Saved By The Bell: The College Years and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

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