Published On: Sun, Aug 20th, 2017

Civil Rights Activist and Comedian Dick Gregory Dead at 84


Dick Gregory

Dead at 84

8/19/2017 7:39 PM PDT

Breaking News

Dick Gregory — comedian, actor, writer and famed civil right activist — died Saturday night in Washington D.C. … according to a statement from his family.

Gregory began his career as a comedian while serving in the the military in the ’50s, and went on to be a prominent figure during the Civil Rights Movement in the ’60s … which his comedy and political satire reflected. He’s widely regarded as a trailblazer in both stand-up and politics.

Dick was also a writer known for the documentary “Joe Louis: America’s Hero… Betrayed.” Comedy Central named him #82 on the all time list of greatest stand-up comedians.

The comedic and civil rights legend was recently hospitalized for an unknown but serious condition. According to his rep, he died from heart failure.

Dick was 84.

RIP


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