He also featured in the new 'Spider-Man' franchise
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.
My Dear Friend, My Dear Morehouse Brother- Da Great Actor Bill Nunn As Most Of You Know Him As Radio Raheem Passed Away This Morning In His Hometown Of Pittsburgh. Long Live Bill NUNN. RADIO RAHEEM Is Now RESTING IN POWER. RADIO RAHEEM WILL ALWAYS BE FIGHTING DA POWERS DAT BE. MAY GOD WATCH OVER BILL NUNN.
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RIP Bill Nunn!! Most Loved, Most Cherished!! pic.twitter.com/mA7J0r2217— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) September 24, 2016
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.'