Nipsey Russell’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)


Death Date

October 2, 2005

Age of Death

87 years

Cause of Death



TV Actor

The tv actor Nipsey Russell died at the age of 87. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Actor who starred in The Wiz and was popular as a panelist on several TV game shows including: Match Game, Hollywood Squares, and Pyramid. 

He was born with the name Julius grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. 



“My earliest influence was Quincy Jones. I thought ‘The Wiz’ soundtrack was the most amazing thing I’d ever heard. It was my first record and you had Michael Jackson, Ted Ross, Nipsey Russell and Diana Ross on it. I even took it to show and tell in third grade!” (Jill Scott)