DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Whitman Mayo (aged 70)
Whitman Blount Mayo Jr. (November 15, 1930 – May 22, 2001) was an American actor, best known for his role as Grady Wilson on the 1970s television sitcom Sanford and Son.
DEATH: Mayo died of a heart attack on May 22, 2001 at Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital. He had resided in Atlanta’s Collier Heights community since 1994 with Gail Mayo, his third wife. His son Rahn Mayo became a member of the Georgia House of Representatives in 2009.