In sad news, it’s been announced that comedy icon Paul Mooney has died.
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The 79-year-old, who was renowned for his work with Richard Pryor, suffered a heart attack at his home in Oakland, California.
EMTs rushed to the scene but were unable to revive him.
Mooney’s health is said to have also been affected by dementia, which he had been living with for several years.
Beyond his work with Pryor, the comic starred in movies such as 1978’s ‘The Buddy Holly Story’ and ‘Bamboozled.’ He also notably appeared on ‘The Chapelle Show.’
Paying tribute to Mooney, Dave Chapelle deemed him “the best to ever do it” and said “his legacy will live forever.”
Our thoughts are with his loved ones.