13 December 2005

RIP Richard Pryor

Hey guys, it's Donnie...Richard Pryor passed away early this past Saturday morning due to a heart attack complicated by his long bought with MS. Nine days earlier he had celebrated his 65th birthday.

He was also a goddamn comedy genius the likes of which we may never see again. Pryor is widely regarded as the greatest stand up comedian of all time, and rightly so. His onscreen work was also more than enviable. The guy has an amazing list of credits, and worked with alot of the greats. His pairing with Gene Wilder in films like Stir Crazy and See No Evil, Hear No Evil was one of the greatest onscreen comedy pairs I've ever seen. He also co-wrote Blazing Saddles.

His last film role was Arnie in David Lynch's Lost Highway back in 1997.

He will be missed.


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