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The Cosby Show dad dead: Earle Hyman, who played Bill Cosby’s father over nine seasons of the show, dies aged 91

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Earle Hyman has died [Getty] The star of The Cosby Show and ThunderCats passed away in his residence at the Lillian Booth Actors Home, according to reports. He played Russell Huxtable – father of Bill Cosby’s character Cliff – for nine seasons of the show.   His cause of death was not given in the report. Earle Hyman, star of stage and screen [Getty] Earle appeared in 40 episodes of the popular show, often offering advice to his grandchildren. Aside from his role ...