Goodbye Richard

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The master comedian died of a heart attack today. He was 65 years old.

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.

“We loved him and will miss you,” his ex-wife, Flynn Pryor, said from her Florida home.

Man, I didn’t expect this. He was truly a funny guy. There are so many memorable moments, like Richard walking with Gene Wilder showing him how to be “baaad” in the movie “Stir Crazy”.

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Or Richard and Chevy Chase on Saturday Night Live doing “word association”.

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It was all good.

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RIP

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