The Port reported that Thompson was found unresponsive at his Los Angeles home on Thursday. He notes that he previously underwent surgery in 2009 on his heart to replace the aorta and repair a leaky heart valve.
Thompson, best known by his nickname “Deezer D,” appeared on “ER” from 1994 until 2009 as he played nurse Malik McGrath. He has reportedly appeared in nearly 200 episodes of the successful medical series.
The actor has also appeared in Films “Fear of a Black Hat” and “CB4” in 1993, “Bringing Down the House” in 2003 and “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion” in 2009. According to reports, the actor was also known in hip-hop Christian communities, which She was previously hosting A. Christian Radio Show in Los Angeles. Most recently, he has also worked as a fitness trainer, according to reports.
His “ER” co-star Terry Wilkerson responded to his death Thursday, writing on Twitter, “It has been a pleasure working with Deezer D on one of the finest souls ER one of the finest souls ever. Even before diversity is one of the biggest shows on the network. For his family. Rest, brother. “
“Happy days,” I blame Scott Bayou He said that he recently worked with the late actor on a movie.
“It saddens me to learn of the sudden death of my friend Deezer. He was a devoted Christian. I just had the privilege of working with #DeezerDThompson in the movie PureFlix. #CourtingMomAndDad. Send my prayers and condolences to his family. Especially. His young son, Bayou wrote.”
Producer Neil Bayer also praised Thompson on Twitter, calling him “a nice, kind and amazing guy to work with on ER.”