His breakout role was in the TV cop series The Mod Squad in which he appeared for 123 episodes from 1968 to 1973 when the series ended.
The news was confirmed by the Harlem-born actor’s representative that The Mod Squad actor died on Friday following complications with colon cancer.
The pair worked together when he acted on The Mod Squad, with Foster appearing in two episodes.
Born in 1939 in New York, Williams was the only child of professional musician Clay Williams Jr and actress Eva Taylor.
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