“It was so cool,” said Tabor. “My heart was pierced to 400 million pieces.” She said the cancer had lasted “for a long time and was doing its best and could not do that anymore.”
Originally from New York, Sierra moved to California, to pursue a career in film and theater that eventually spanned five decades. His most notable roles were in sitcoms from the 1970s.
On NBC’s “Sanford and Son,” he was a regular series as Julio Fuentes, Sanford’s Neighbor. Later on, he portrayed Miguel “Chano” Amanguale, Detective of “Barney Miller” on ABC.
Sierra has also had supporting or guest roles in “All in the Family,” “Hill Street Blues,” “Miami Vice,” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
The movies included “Under the Planet of the Apes,” “Papillon,” and “The Towering Inferno.”
Tabor said he was “the first person to help anyone who needed help and he cared about people so much.”
Sierra also survived two daughters who are his stepdaughters and a granddaughter’s wife, and Tabor said they all “loved him and called him” my father. “