Update, 8:50 p.m. Sunday: A hospital spokesperson says Gil Hill remains in critical condition.
Original article, Friday evening
Former Detroit City Council President, who played tough-talking Inspector Douglas Todd in three "Beverly Hills Cop" movies, is in intensive care at DMC Sinai Grace Hospital in northwest Detroit, the hospital confirmed Friday afternoon.
A friend of Hill's tells Deadline Detroit that the 84-year-old grandfather has been there since Wednesday and is being treated for pneumonia. He had been in a Detroit rehab facility, where he was treated for a lung condition.
Hill, who headed the Detroit Police Department homicide division, was elected to the city council in 1989 and rose to president. In 2001, he ran for mayor against Kwame Kilpatrick.
Gilbert Roland Hill was born in Birmingham, Alal., and came north as part of what's called the Great Migration. He and his wife, Delores Hooks, raised three children in Detroit.
"The only difference between Inspector Todd and my real life is that I don't curse as much in real life," he's quoted as saying.
In recent years, the retired lawman-turned-politician kept a low profile.
Hill is one of two Detroit police retirees with an Internet Movie Database page. His references there for 1984-2004 films as the boss of Axel Foley (played by Eddie Murphy) are more extensive than those for Ira Todd, a technical adviser for the one-season 2013 series "Low Winter Sun" on .AMC.