Richard Pryor dead at 65

Categories: Obituary
The biggest name in stand-up comedy during the 1970s, Richard Pryor, died today of a heart attack. Spike Lee: "For me, Richard was a great. He was an innovator. He was a trailblazer, and the way he showed social commentary in his humor opened up a universe for other comics to follow in his footsteps." In addition to his stand-up, Pryor also appeared in movies such as "Lady Sings the Blues," "Car Wash," "Silver Streak," and "The Wiz," and co-wrote the script for "Blazing Saddles." Read the obit at CNN here.

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