Richard Pryor, the groundbreaking comedian whose profanely personal insights into race relations and modern life made him one of Hollywood's biggest black stars, died of a heart attack Saturday. He was 65.
Pryor died shortly before 8 a.m. after being taken to a hospital from his home in the San Fernando Valley, said his business manager, Karen Finch. He had been ill for years with multiple sclerosis, a degenerative disease of the nervous system
Source: Yahoo News
The funniest man is show business, the crown prince of comedy, what can you say, this is a very sad day indeed. This after all is the guy who pretty much changed the face of modern comedy forever, a man who many comedians world wide of all races look to as the original innovator of modern comedy. This guy was my favourite comedian ... The king is dead, long live the king.