'Sister Act' actor Bill Nunn dies aged 62

He also featured in the new 'Spider-Man' franchise

'Sister Act' actor Bill Nunn dies aged 62

This 2008 file photo shows actor Bill Nunn (right) at a Point Park University rehearsal for his experimental project, dramatizing an African folktale, in Pittsburgh | Image: Keith Srakocic / AP/Press Association Images

US actor Bill Nunn has died at the age of 62.

The veteran actor played Detective Eddie Souther in 1992's 'Sister Act' with Whoopi Goldberg.

It was his character's suggestion that she go into hiding from the mob in a local convent.

His acting credits also include the 'Spider-Man' franchise - and Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing' and 'He Got Game'.

Tributes have been paid on social media.

His wife, Donna, said he died Saturday at his home in Pittsburgh.

NBC News reports he had been battling cancer.

He went on to appear in dozens of films and TV programs, including 'New Jack City' and 'Sirens.'