Richard Pryor 1940 - 2005
Richard Pryor died today of a heart attack. I am away from home so I don't have anything to post by him. I'll just point out the obvious instead: The guy was a genius. He was one of the greats of comedy, as ground breaking as Lenny Bruce, Dick Gregory, and Mort Saul. Pryor influenced pretty much every comedian worth hearing, that followed him. I am sure that there will be thousands of tributes to him in the next week or so. Pretty much all of them will state the same thing. Pryor suffered from MS in his last years. Hopefully he rests peacefully now.