Today in Black History: December 10, 2005 “The Death of Richard Pryor”

On today in 2005, comedian Richard Pryor died in Encino, California. He suffered from a heart attack. Pryor was 65 years old and his wife was quoted as saying, “At the end, there was a smile on his face.” He was a stand-up comedian, actor, social critic, writer, and MC. Pryor is also considered the most influential comedian of all time.

To learn more about Richard Pryor, click here.

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