Former actor, Detroit councilman Gil Hill dies

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DETROIT (AP) – Gil Hill, a former Detroit city councilman and one-time mayoral candidate better known to action movie fans as the salty-tongued police Inspector Douglas Todd in three “Beverly Hills Cop” films, has died.

Detroit’s Sinai Grace Hospital spokeswoman Bree Glenn says Hill died Monday afternoon. He was 84. A cause of death was not released.

Family spokesman Chris Jackson says Hill had recently been hospitalized.

Funeral service details were not immediately released.

Hill spent 30 years with the Detroit Police Department and about a dozen years on the City Council. He unsuccessfully ran for mayor in 2001.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said Monday night that Hill “never stopped believing in our city and dedicated his life to making our city a better place for all.”

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