John Wesley, the actor best-known for playing Dr. Hoover on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” has died. He was 72.
Wesley died from complications due to a long battle with multiple myeloma, his family confirmed to Variety.
Wesley had a long and storied career in the entertainment industry, including appearances as Dr. Hoover on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He worked with producer Gerry Pass, who served as his manager as well. Pass issued a statement on Wesley’s passing on Sunday.
Wesley’s family confirmed Pass’ statement. He is survived by his wife, Jenny Houston, his daughters, Kimiko Kamiel Houston and Kinshasha Houston and his step-son, Kyler Richie. He also has grandchildren, siblings and his mother, Hazel Baskin. So far, his exact time of death has not been confirmed.
Wesley holds more than 100 film and television credits, including “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” “Missing in Action,” “Big Fish,” “Stop, Or My Mom Will Shoot,” “Always Outnumbered” with Laurence Fishburne and “Martin.” He also enjoyed cameos on “Frasier,” “The Jefferson’s,” “Benson” and “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” Most recently, he co-starred in 2016’s “The Midnighters,” a true crime thriller directed by Julian Fort. His last project was “Second Acts,” a short film created by Gerry Pass and directed by Anya Adams.
John Wesley was 72 years old.