Ron O'Neal

 

 

Age: 66

 

Summary: stage and film actor best known as star of the surprise hit 1972 movie Superfly who played badass cocaine dealer Youngblood Priest, a role which made him an overnight star and for which he spent much of the rest of his career distancing himself from, and whose post-Superfly credits include movies The Master Gunfighter, When a Stranger Calls and A Force of One, and TV roles like The Equalizer and Bring 'Em Back Alive.

 

 

Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer

 

Born: September 1, 1937

 

Died: January 14, 2004

 

Location: Los Angeles, California