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Melvin Van Peebles, icon of Black cinema, dead at 89

Fox News
Fox News
 2021-09-22

Cover picture for the articleFilmmaker and author Melvin Van Peebles has died at the age of 89. The rebel director known for his groundbreaking "blaxploitation" films, passed on Sept. 21 surrounded by his family, the Criterion Collection announced. "Dad knew that Black images matter," his son Mario Van Peebles said in a statement...

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Regina Murray
09-23

sending my love and prayers and hugs to the Peebles family n rip thank u for sharing yo father to us all these years thank you God bless yall n stay safe n blessed 🙏🌏💋❤️

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Terry Buckingham
09-23

definitely the loss of a true icon rest in peace and thank you for giving us Mario Van Peebles

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BLACK N BOLD
10-17

Brilliant BLACK filmmaker that actually stood for what he believed in...HIS ppl. Salute to our brother who has now transitioned to ANCESTOR✊🏿

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