When Eddie Murphy needed to be put in place for his role as the fast talking Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop, actor Gilbert Hill executed that task. For Hill who actually served as police man went on to play Inspector Todd, Foley’s boss. Yesterday it was revealed that Hill lost his life this mid-February
Gilbert R. Hill, the real-life Detroit policeman who portrayed Eddie Murphy’s no-nonsense boss in the three Beverly Hills Cop films, has died. He was 84. Hill, who had battled respiratory problems, died Feb. 17 at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit, a local website reported. “We are relieved that his passing was peaceful and painless,” his family said in a statement. Hill played frustrated police Inspector Douglas Todd, who frequently dresses down his unorthodox – yet wildly successful – Det. Axel Foley (Murphy), in the box-office smash hit Beverly Hills Cop (1984) and its 1987 and 1994 sequels.
Here’s one of Hill’s most memorable moments with Murphy in a scene from Beverly Hills Cop.
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