Clarence Gilyard Jr., Known For ‘Top Gun,’ ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Matlock,’ ‘Walker, Texas Ranger,’ Dead At 66

  • “Professor Gilyard was a beacon of light and strength for everyone around him,” UNLV film chair Heather Addison said.
  • “Whenever we asked him how he was, he would cheerfully declare that he was ‘Blessed!’ But we are truly the ones who were blessed to be his colleagues and students for so many years. We love you and will miss you dearly, Professor G!”
  • “His generosity of spirit was boundless – he was always ready to contribute to projects and performances however possible,” Uscher continued. “We remember Clarence with joy and gratitude for all he contributed to the College of Fine Arts, the UNLV community, and, through his impressive personal achievements, to the world.”
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