His old co-star Marsha Warfield remembered Robinson on Twitter, writing, "Oh, no! I'm so sorry to read this.Charlie Robinson was one of the great ones. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, fans and all whose lives he touched. Rest well, Charlie, I thought you'd live forever."
Jackée Harry, who starred with Robinson in the 1988 film "Crash Course," tweeted, "Rest in power to the lovely Charlie Robinson. Always a gentleman…"
He won a Best Actor Image Award and a FRED Award for the play "The Whipping Man," and was recently seen in the play "Some Old Black Man."
Robinson is survived by his wife Dolorita, three children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.