Omaha -- John Beasley, who portrayed a nice school bus driver on "Everwood" and dozens of films since the 1980s, died. Aged 79.
His manager, Don Spradlin, said Beasley died Tuesday following a "brief and unexpected illness" in Omaha.
Beasley was an assistant coach in 1993's "Rudy" and a retired preacher in 1997's "The Apostle," directed by Robert Duvall.
Beasley played Cedric the Entertainer's father in TV Land's "The Soul Man" and Treat Williams' co-star in The WB's "Everwood."
Beasley appeared in "Your Honor," a Showtime drama with Bryan Cranston, and "The Mandalorian," a Disney+ Star Wars spinoff.
He directed the John Beasley Theater and Workshop in Omaha, where he was born in 1943, for almost a decade.
Judy, his wife of 58 years, Michael, Tyrone, and six grandchildren—including Los Angeles Lakers player Malik Beasley—survive him.
NBA veteran honored his granddad on Instagram.
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