Richard Pryor has passed away

  1. ..i don't know what to say. there are very few actors and athletes i cry for when they go, but he is one of them.

    i grew up loving richard pryor. my parents were never strict on what i watched, and some of my earliest memories are of watching "the toy" and his stand-up videos.

    comedy will not be the same, richard. you've conquered major demons and at least you're out of pain. at least i know you're knocking 'em dead up there.

    this is the best article i could find:

    comedian richard pryor dies at 65

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    richard pryor, 1940-2005 (columbia tristar)

    by lynell george
    times staff writer

    december 10, 2005, 5:04 pm est

    richard pryor, whose blunt, blue and brilliant comedic confrontations confidently tackled what many stand-up comic's before him deemed too shocking—and thus off-limits—to broach, died this morning. he was 65 .pryor suffered a heart attack at his home in san fernando valley section of los angeles early saturday morning. he was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

    the comedian's tremendous body of work, a political movement in itself, was steeped in race, class, social commentary, and encompassed the stage, screen, records and television. he won five grammys, an emmy and was an academy award nominee for his role in "lady sings the blues" in 1972.

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    Last edit by Nurse Ratched on Dec 11, '05
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  3. by   TheCommuter
    This is some terribly saddening news. He made an everlasting impact on the entertainment world. Many of today's most popular comedians and actors would not have had much of a chance if Pryor didn't blaze the original pathway.