DETROIT (AP) – A weekend funeral is planned for Gil Hill, a former Detroit city councilman better known to action movie fans as the salty-tongued police Inspector Douglas Todd in three “Beverly Hills Cop” films.

Visitation is Thursday and Friday at Swanson Funeral Home in Detroit. A funeral service is scheduled for noon Saturday at St. Philip’s Lutheran Church in Detroit. Burial is at Detroit’s Trinity Cemetery.

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Hill died Monday at the age of 84. He spent 30 years with the Detroit Police Department and about a dozen years on City Council. He unsuccessfully ran for mayor in 2001.

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Hill was head of the Detroit police homicide division when he landed the supporting role in 1984’s action-comedy, “Beverly Hills Cop.” In the film, Todd was boss to Eddie Murphy’s Detective Axel Foley character.

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