Tony-award winning dancer and actor Gregory Hines died of cancer Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 57 years old.
Hines had a career on the Broadway stage, grabbing Tony nominations and a best actor award. In the 80s and 90s Hines appeared in a variety of motion pictures and television shows. He was nominated for several Emmy Awards, and won a Daytime Emmy.
Hines had his own sitcom in the late 90s and had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom “Will And Grace,” appearing as Will’s ruthless boss, Ben Doucette. He was also an accomplished director and producer.
Apple named Hines an AppleMaster — an honorary recognition Apple bestowed upon celebrities and luminaries in the ’90s “who use Apple technology to make the world a better place.”
Hines attended Macworld Conference & Expo events, and was seen on stage extolling the virtues of PowerPC-based laptops when they were still a novelty.
In related news, Apple has posted
its own eulogy