Actor Dearon “Deezer D” Thompson, who performed nurse Malik McGrath in 190 episodes of US hospital drama ER, has died on the age of 55. ER actor Mekhi Phifer paid tribute, writing: “What a particular spirit now we have all misplaced!” Co-star Parminder Nagra mentioned the information was “so unhappy“. Thompson, who was in ER from 1994 to 2009, had main coronary heart surgical procedure in 2009.
He additionally appeared in 1997 movie Romy and Michele’s Excessive Faculty Reunion alongside Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino. Different roles included components within the movies CB4, a comedy starring Chris Rock, and Worry of a Black Hat, a mockumentary a few hip-hop group, each in 1993. Actor Scott Baio additionally paid tribute, as did Neal Baer, a physician and author for a few of ER’s first season.