The prolific Bermuda-born actor died on Friday July 3rd in his sleep. He lived with his wife in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. Cameron was one of the first black actors to achieve a successful career in British TV and film.
Cameron told the BBC in 2018 he would like to see more black actors in roles. "There's a lot of talent out there and I think the British film industry would prosper by using more black talent" said Cameron. One of his last roles was in 2010's Inception, the film directed by Christopher Nolan starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
He also starred in the 2005 film The Interpreter alongside Nicole Kidman and Sean Penn. "As an artist and actor he refused to accept roles that demeaned or stereotyped the character of people of colour," the actor's family commented.
Learn more about the actor in Simon Frederick's documentary series on black cinema history called "They've gotta have us". Sneek peek in the video below.