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whoa......... he was suffering from Parkinsons wasn't he.... he will be missed. He was in one of my faovrite movies... The Toy
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Dayuum... A comedic LEGEND has passed.
We sure are gonna miss ya Richard.... many of todays comics owe their careers to you as you open many of the doors to their successes.
R.I.P. Richard... You are truly the KING OF COMEDY.
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I love Richard Pryor! I grew up watching his movies. This guy was awesome. RIP!
RIP Richard Pryor.
Loved his comedy routines.
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RIP Richard Pryor. You were hillarious!
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy
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Comedy Central is running a special right now.
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There was a rumor of his passing a few years ago. He actually made a press release about the fact that if he was dead, someone forgot to tell him.
I dont think it was Parkinsons, but rather MS. You'll have to check the obituaries, I am sure they will have it.
All I can say is that he was freaking hilarious. Even in his "bad" movies he was funny. Who can forget things like: Brewster's Millions, The Toy, Hear no Evil, See no Evil, Superman 2, Stir Crazy, and tons more. He was a very funny man.
The scene with the dying whirl-o-wheel is classic...as are the pirranahas.
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Heard the news this afternoon. R.I.P!
I am real sad at this news.
I loved Moving. And his standup. .....
very sad. Rest in Peace.
He was a comedian par excelence. He set the bar very high for anyone that wants to follow in his footsteps.
I will forever remember him, among his many great comedic performances, as the creator of Mongo.
Rest in Peace, Richard Pryor.
I think over again
My small adventures, my fears.
The small ones that seemed so big,
For all the vital things I had to get and to reach.
And yet there is only one great thing, the only thing:
To live to see the great day that dawns,
And the light that fills the world.
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Damn, I'm guessing that just about every comedian alive is going to be at that funeral. RIP Richard.
a heart attack i was surprised to hear it.
such a talented comedian who was shut down before his time due to the ravages of multiple sclerosis.
he was one of those guys that could make you laugh just by his facial expressions. some people just have that natural talent and gift.
he was definitely a pioneer and a great great comedian... RIP Richard.
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Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor (December 1, 1940 – December 10, 2005) was an American comedian and actor.
Born in 1940 in Peoria, Illinois, Pryor grew up in his grandmother's brothel. His first professional performance came at age 7, when he played drums at a night club.
A gifted storyteller known for unflinching examinations of race and custom in modern life, Pryor shattered many barriers for American stand-up comedians such as Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Arsenio Hall, David Letterman, and others. Though he frequently used colorful language, vulgarities, he reached a broad audience with his trenchant observations. Pryor was often ranked among the best stand-up comedians, although rarely got his due among American audiences because he was too controversial.
Pryor was at his best when he took the tragic events that happened during his life and made them a part of his onstage routine in concert movies and recordings such as "Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin'" (1971), "That ******'s Crazy" (1974), "Bicentennial ******" (1976), "Richard Pryor: Wanted – Live In Concert" (1979) and "Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip" (1982).