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Richard Pryor

Born: 1940-12-01 - Died: 2005-12-10
Cause of Death:
Heart Attack

Death Summary: Pryor died with a smile on his face according to his wife Jennifer. He died as a result of cardiac arrest in Encino, California. He was 65 years old and had just turned 9 days previous. Jennifer took him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead after her own attempts to revive him.

Who was Richard Pryor : Born Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III, Richard Pryor was a comedian well known for his outspoken and often vulgar routines. He also appeared in a lot of movies, often teaming up with actor Gene Wilder. He once set himself on fire while freebasing cocaine, suffering burns on about half of his entire body.

He has gone down in history as one of the most influential comedians of all-time.
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28 Signatures in Richard Pryor's guestbook

  1. Mitchel Mouton Says:

    Being a biracial child in the South, Mr. Pryor’s comedy showed me that through laughter the boundaries of color could be bridged. Thank you.

  2. EDDIE L WEST Says:


  3. Estella Whittaker Says:

    There will never ever be another like him.

  4. Dorastin Bradford Says:

    You are the funniest!

  5. John Says:

    ill always remember you richard

  6. tracey Says:

    u are very missed n loved i really loved ur movies.i have the toy movie that ur in.r.i.p

  7. J.T. mcgv Says:

    light years ahead of most.

  8. Regianl James Says:

    The funniest Man I ever knew that help me tell people that the last part of me you going to see
    is my backside and walk away pimping

  9. david stroud Says:

    verry funny mate you are a legend miss yam r.i.p

  10. grim Says:

    funniest black man ever. red fox was great also.

  11. Aleksandra Says:

    You were the best!!!
    You will be missed…so much!!!
    Never will be such another talent…

  12. Betsy Reynolds Says:

    I loved this guy!!! He was sooo Funny, will sure miss his funny self!!!

  13. shaun w Says:

    you and gene wilder were the shit back in the day stir crazy and see no evil hear no evil were my favourites god rest his soul

  14. Simeon Awitti-Sunga Says:

    What can you say ? The Greatest.

  15. samuel randrup Says:

    man on man they don’t make them like you anymore richard!!you were the best!!!I miss you so much!!!Be blessed and may you have eternal peace…

  16. lindsey paul Says:

    miss ya man ….. no one will ever be as funny as you

  17. Jackie Says:

    Richard the man Pryor, trailblazer, gifted and talented, funniest man in the history of comedy.He will be missed. RIP my brother.

  18. lyndon nichol Says:

    made me laugh the way he said as he saw things god bless

  19. Rusty Shackleford Says:

    You know, the poor guy had really advanced multiple sclerosis, so maybe death was a release for him (?). Either way, we all miss him to death. RIP funny dude.

  20. Elizabeth Breeding Says:

    R.I.P RICHARD PRYOR u was amazing

  21. jerrod jackson Says:

    our most appreciated actor who paved the way love u rich

  22. lisa Says:

    you were so funny and i loved you in superman, total genius. thank you for touching so many hearts may you rest in peace.

  23. James Coody Says:

    The greatest of all time.No one can ever replace him.You will always be missed.

  24. Bill Says:

    I will always enjoy watching Richarrd Pryor’s movies and listening to his tapes — He could always make you laugh and feel better.
    I am sadden that he is gone, but he lived life on his terms and he made the world a better place.
    I watched one of his movies tonight, funny stuff yet serous and always entertaining – that is how I shall always remember Mr Richard Pryor.
    Thank you for sharing your gift with the world and with me.

  25. Eric Says:

    You were one funny ass half burned up motherfucker..

  26. joanie Says:

    i will never laugh as hard and as long as i did watching you. Going to miss that.

  27. bob leonard Says:

    the best and the great one

  28. william lee Says:

    u will be missed a lot

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