Bill Cobbs, who recently passed away, was often mistaken for actor Bill Cosby, but obviously, they are not the same!

While Bill Cosby is originally from Pennsylvania, Bill Cobbs was a Cleveland native.


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Since Bill Cobbs and Bill Cosby share a similar name and belong to the same film fraternity, people often mistook them as the same person, and so happened recently when the passing news of Cobbs emerged in the media.

Actor Cobbs passed away on June 25 at his residence in Riverside, California, but people mixed it up with Bill Cosby.

On June 27, a Twitter User named Philip Lewis broke the passing news of Night at the Museum actor Cobbs, on Twitter writing, “Bill Cobbs, an actor who appeared in over 120 television shows and movies since the 1970s, has died. He was 90.”

Referring to Philip’s tweet, another Twitter user named Rick Louis tweeted, “Chile, I thought this said Bill Cosby! Now I gotta turn the grill off.” Likewise, another wrote that he thought it was Bill Cosby who died recently, but it was just confusion.

Comedian and actor Bill Cosby, who is 4 years younger than Bill Cobbs, is still alive

Bill Cosby was born William Henry Cosby Jr. on July 12, 1937, four years younger than the now-late actor Bill Cobbs. Cosby is currently 87 years old.

In his late 80s, Cosby appeared to be completely healthy. Lately, he has been in prison for three years for an assault conviction, though he pleaded not guilty to it.

Over the years, he has been accused of ‘rape, s*xual assault and harassment by more then 60 women,’ according to CBS.

Well, for all these allegations, the Court handed him 10 years of imprisonment. However, he came out of jail last summer. Meanwhile, he must be living with his family.

Additional Information

  • Bill Cobbs was born Wilbert Francisco Cobbs on June 16, 1934, in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. He was 90 years old at the time of his demise.
  • Cobbs began his career in the U.S. Air Force and later shifted to movies in the 1970s. According to IMDb, he has 200 acting credits.
  • Bill Cosby was born to his parents, Anna Pearl and William Henry Cosby Sr. He is famous as the host of The Cosby Show.
Anuja Uprety
Anuja Uprety
Anuja Uprety is a content writer with almost two years of experience in the field. She is a passionate researcher and likes to use the skill to explore Hollywood trend. From hopping to the gossip train, to writing about the biggest scandals and exposes of Hollywood, Anuja can do it all. In her free time, she is immersed in books about dystopian realities and fairytales. Now, that explains the writing talent she got!


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