Legendary Comedian Paul Mooney Dead At 79

Written by on May 19, 2021

Iconic comic Paul Mooney has died at 79 years outdated.

In accordance with The Hollywood Reporter, his rep, Cassandra Williams, stated he handed away at 5:30 a.m. PST on Wednesday (Might 19) at his dwelling in Oakland, California.

Whereas an official explanation for loss of life has not been issued, veteran journalist Roland Martin tweeted that Mooney’s cousin, Rudy Ealy, defined to him that Mooney had been affected by dementia for a while and that he died from a coronary heart assault. The household is planning to launch a press release later in the present day.

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A tweet from Mooney’s official twitter account all however confirmed the information stating, “Thanks all from the underside of all of our hearts …you’re all are one of the best!…… Mooney World .. The Godfather of Comedy – ONE MOON MANY STARS! .. To all in love with this nice man.. many thanks.”

Mooney rose to stardom over 40 years in the past when he grew to become a comedy author for Richard Pryor. He has additionally written for groundbreaking TV exhibits like “In Dwelling Colour,” “Sanford & Son” and most not too long ago, “Chappelle’s Present.”

Followers took to Twitter to difficulty their closing phrases to Mooney and his irreverent comedic model. Listed below are just a few reactions. 

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