Police concluded it to be an apparent murder-suicide, but family members could not offer any reason or motive.
Rollins was also nominated for the 1981 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the motion picture, Ragtime television series based on Jewison's acclaimed motion picture of the same name.
In 1993, Rollins spent about a month in jail for driving under the influence and reckless driving.
Allegedly, that's why none of his six marriages lasted.
At one time, he was rumored to be involved with singer During her heyday in the 1940s, 50s and 60s she was renowned throughout Europe and Latin America as La Grande Katherine, and the Washington Post called her "Dance's Katherine the Great." The Katherine Dunham troupe (which included Eartha Kitt at one time) also appeared in numerous Hollywood films.
For more than 30 years she maintained the Katherine Dunham Dance Company, the only permanent, self-subsidized American black dance troupe at that time, and over her long career she choreographed more than 90 individual dances.
In 1989, Dunham was awarded the most prestigious artistic award, "The National Medal Of Arts" at a White House ceremony. Tookie had a long-term relationship with actor Robert De Niro and is the mother of his twins.Because of continued legal problems, Rollins was ultimately dropped from In the Heat of the Night and was replaced by Rollins was invited back as a guest star on several episodes in the seventh season, but further legal problems led to his being totally banned from the county where the series was filmed.During this time, Rollins changed his appearance and appeared on a talk show in feminine looking clothes.Roger Troutman is known for popularizing the talk box within the rap community.He was very popular with bay area rappers such as (May 22, 1939 March 7, 2004) was an Academy Award-nominated television and film actor.One day, she arrived on the "Judging Amy," set and said, "I don't want to do this anymore," despite making thousands per episode, she simply preferred hanging out on the corners with gang buddies.