Richard Pryor, 1940-1965
Way too young to exit the stage. Per CNN, he died of a heart attack. The CNN article has several links to video clips, including a 3 minute bit from an interview with Larry King. Check it out, and drink a toast to Richard. Not at all clear to me whether the heart attack had anything to do with his other illness, multiple sclerosis. I can't make a connection, but the news agencies aren't releasing many details. I know this much: late adult onset MS is a bitch, far worse (on average) than young adult onset MS. Here's the Wikipedia biography on Pryor. Woefully absent is any tangible glimpse of Pryor's humor. I hope that in the coming days, some kind folks will step forward and edit the Wiki entry to correct that deficiency. D.