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Richard Roundtree was an iconic actor who played the role of John Shaft in the 1971 film Shaft and its sequels.

He was born on July 9, 1942, in New Rochelle, New York.

Roundtree was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993 and became a spokesperson for the disease.

He continued to act in films and television shows throughout his career, including the 2000 remake of Shaft.

He passed away on October 25, 2023, at the age of 81.

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