Actor John Wesley from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Passes Away at 72

John Wesley, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air star, died at age 72. Wesley, who performed on the show with Dr Hoover, died as a consequence of multiple myeloma complications. In a declaration distributed to media members, Wesley’s agent Gerry Pass verified the news.

“John Wesley was a gift to the world, for his kindness and grace are immortalized in his works of theatre, TV and film,” Pass remarked. “I am heartbroken to have lost a dear friend today.”

 

Wesleys other credits

In addition to his work on Fresh Prince, some of Wesley’s other credits include Benson, Big Fish, Frasier, and The Jeffersons. The actor held dual degrees from the University of California, San Diego and the University of San Diego. Wesley was also a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country during the Vietnam War.

 

Appeared in guest roles mainly

John Wesley and Will Smith

In short, Wesley had more than 100 credits to his name, primarily appearing as in guest roles on a whole host of television shows. His latest credit came in the BET holiday film Holly Day, where he appeared alongside Robinne Lee, Richard Portnow, and Waymond Lee. Some of his other recent credits include NCIS, Hart of Dixie, and Cursed.

 

Career in theatre

The star at an event

 

Outside of film and television, Wesley also had a storied career in theatres, having appeared in the Old Globe Theatre’s Toys in the Attic and An American Clock and Wild Oats. Wesley is survived by his wife Jenny Houston, his mother Hazel Baskin, his three daughters Kamiel, Kimiko, and Kinshasha Houston, his stepson Kyler Richie, and several siblings and grandchildren.

 

Source: Comicbook, Variety