De'Angelo Wilson
Birth Date:
March 29, 1979
Birth Place:
Dayton, Ohio, USA
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“If God is For me then who can be against me?” De'Angelo Wilson

De'Angelo Wilson, born in 1979, passed away in 2008, was an American hip hop artist and an actor of television and film. He appeared with Eminem in the critically and financially hit movie “8 Mile” (2002) as well as in the Saint Joseph, Missouri born rapper's music video, “Just Lose It” (2004) (both portaryed portaryed DJ Iz). Wilson also appeared in the films “R.U.S./H.” (2002, TV), “Antwone Fisher” (2002), “The Salon” (2005) and “Falling Away” (2012) and in episodes of “CSI: NY” and “The Shield.”

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Childhood and Family:

De'Angelo Wilson was born De'Angelo Ke'Shine Hill Wilson on March 29, 1979, in Dayton, Ohio. He studied acting at Kent State University, in Kent, Ohio.  

On November 26, 2008, De'Angelo committed suicide by hanging in the back room of a commercial building in Los Angeles, California. At the time he was 29 years old. His mother said that  her son had become depressed after he got the idea that his career was running out. His body was sent back to Ohio for burial.

Falling Away


Hip hop artist De'Angelo Wilson tried his hand in acting in 2002. He made his television movie  debut as Terrell in the Gary Fleder directed crime/drama “R.U.S./H.” (2002), which he starred along with Shea Whigham and Paul Adelstein. His first film role was as DJ Iz in the 2002 hip hop drama “8 Mile,” starring rapper Eminem. Helmed by Curtis Hanson, the film was a critical and commercial success, and won the Best Original Song  Academy Award for Eminem's song “Lose Yourself.”

Wilson portrayed Jesse (age 19), Antwone's best friend who was killed in front of him after a botched robbery, in the Denzel Washington directorial debut “Antwone Fisher” (2002), which was adapted by Antwone Fisher from his autobiographical book “Finding Fish.” The film earned favorable reviews from film critics, and grossed over $23.3 million at the box office against its budget of $12.5 million.  

In 2004, Wilson appeared as Lamar Adams in an episode of “CSI: NY” called “Outside Man.” He returned to the big screen in the following year in “The Salon,” an independent comedy/drama directed by Mark Brown and starring Vivica A. Fox, Kym Whitley, and Monica Calhoun. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2005 and received a limited theatrical release in the United States on May 11, 2007. Wilson also appeared in Eminem's music video “Just Lose It” (2004) and in a Heineken commercial (2005).

In 2006, Wilson appeared in “The Shield” as Marcus 'M.C. Gond Good' Dunn in the episode “Kavanaugh.” Besides, he co-starred as Julius in the drama film “Mercy Street,” directed and written by Michael David Trozzo.  The film premiered at the Annapolis Film Festival on November 11, 2006 and later was released theatrically in the US under the title “Falling Away” on March 2, 2012, almost six years after Wilson's death.


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