Sanford and Son star Raymond Allen dies aged 91 after suffering ‘respiratory issues’

Actor Raymond Allen Sr. has died aged 91 after suffering ‘respiratory issues’.

The star is best known for playing Uncle Woody in the hit 1972 sitcom, Sanford and Son.

His family confirmed the news of his death to TMZ on Tuesday and confirmed he died on Monday from non-coronavirus-related respiratory issues.

Raymond was in a long-term facility in California which he had been in since 2016 due to suffering from bouts of pneumonia.

And on Monday, he was found unresponsive early in the morning and pronounced dead when EMT’s tried to revive him.

The actor first burst into the scene in 1946 thanks to his role in Fight That Ghost, but his breakout part was Uncle Woody in Sanford and Son.

He then went on to star as Ned the Wino in Good Times and Merle the Earl and Starsky and Hutch.

Raymond also made appearances in The Jeffersons, Love Boat and What’s Happening!

By 1985 he had stopped working in TV, while Gus Brown and Midnight Brewster was his last movie.

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