Washington, UNITED STATES
File photo of 2004 Kennedy Center Honorees pose for photo after State Department gala dinner.
Actor and civil rights activist Ossie Davis, whose career spanned more than half a century, has died in Miami while working on a new movie, his office said February 4, 2005. Davis was 87 and was found dead at his hotel, his office said. He was working on the film "Retirement." A December 4, 2004 file photo shows Kennedy Center 2004 honorees (front, L-R) singer Sir Elton John, actress Ruby Dee, soprano Joan Sutherland and (rear, L-R) actor Warren Beatty, actor Ossie Davis and conductor John Williams in Washington. REUTERS/Mike Theiler MT/CP