Melvin-Van Peebles-Obituary

Melvin Van Peebles


Melvin Van Peebles was an actor and filmmaker best known for his influential 1971 film, “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song.”

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To the family, many, many friends, colleagues and fans of this wonderful actor and filmmaker Mr. Melvin Van Peebles fine comfort with you during this difficult time in your lives. May Almighty God in Heaven comfort the Van Peebles' family, friends and fan's broken hearts with endless love, strength, and peace as you cope with this loss in your lives. Mr. Melvin Van Peebles will certainly be missed by Hollywood and the whole world. May family, friends and extended family cherish his memories.

Melvin mentored me on one night. A Chicago connection in the soul. An Independent Film Maker. He invented the shots you see in movies. I will miss out quick phone conversations.

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him O Lord and May Perpetual Light shine upon Him. May the Soul of Faithful Departed Through the Mercy of God, Rest In Peace.

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

The world has lost a lot a fine human being

With deepest condolences to the Van Peebles family and close friends for your loss. He and his work will always be remembered. God is close to the brokenhearted and those crushed in spirit.

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. My deepest condolences.

My condolences go out to the Van Peebles family on the death of Van. He will be missed by the family and friends.

The roles you played will be remembered.