‘Rest in Power’ Radio Raheem

PITTSBURGH -- Who could forget Radio Raheem from "Do the Right Thing?" The iconic, peaceful boombox-toting character is one for the books.

But now, we say good-bye to the man who brought Radio Raheem to life. Bill Nunn passed away Saturday after a long battle with cancer.

Spike Lee paid tribute to his longtime friend in a touching Instagram post Saturday.

Bill Nunn's character in the 1989 blockbuster hit is the spirit of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. In "Do the Right Thing," Radio Raheem is killed in a chokehold by NYPD officers, setting off riots.

Sound familiar?

Fast forward 25 years later to the Eric Garner chokehold death. After Garner's death, Spike Lee tweeted a video showing the eerie similarities in his fiction piece to this real-life tragedy.

As we "Fight the Power," we can all take a piece of advice from Radio Raheem to "Do the Right Thing" and love one another.

Rest in Power Radio Raheem.