Sunday, December 11, 2005

Comedian Richard Pryor dies at 65

Comedian Richard Pryor dies at 65 - Yahoo! News
Richard Pryor, who helped transform comedy with biting commentary on race and often profane reflections on his own shortcomings, died on Saturday at age 65 after a long illness, his wife and associates said.

Pryor died of heart failure on Saturday morning after efforts to resuscitate him failed and after he was taken to a hospital in the Los Angeles suburb of Encino, his wife, Jennifer Pryor, told CNN.

Pryor had been suffering from multiple sclerosis, a degenerative nervous system disease, for almost 20 years.

I don't know if my frequent use of profanity tipped you off but I am/was heavily influenced by the less than politically correct humor of the 70's and 80's. Bill Cosby was funny, but Richard and Eddie made me laugh so hard it hurt. We'll miss you Richard.
Ain't this a fucking depressing way to start off a morning?


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