Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Comic legend Paul Mooney dies

Comic legend Paul Mooney has died at the age of 79.

Mooney died Wednesday morning at his home in Oakland, California, after suffering a heart attack, his representative Cassandra Williams told The Associated Press. Journalist Roland Martin was the first to report about Mooney’s death.

The Twitter account for Mooney posted a tweet in which he thanked the fans of the comedian for their condolences.

“Thank you very much to everyone from the bottom of my heart … you are all the best! …… Mooney World, ”reads the tweet. “The Godfather of Comedy – ONE MOON MANY STARS! .. To all who are in love with this great man .. thank you very much. ‘

Mooney, born Paul Gladney, was born in 1949 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He moved to Oakland as a child.

The stand-up comic, actor and writer has worked with Richard Pryor for decades and served as lead writer on The Richard Pryor Show. He also co-wrote material on several of Pryor’s comedy albums and serves as author for Pryor’s 1975 appearance on “Saturday Night Live.”

Mooney has written for series and sitcoms, including ‘Sanford and Son’, ‘In Living Color’ and ‘Good Times’.

He has appeared in a number of films, including his portrayal of Sam Cooke in ‘The Buddy Holly Story’ and his roles in ‘Bamboozled’ and ‘Meet the Blacks’.

The comic icon played the returning character Negrodamus memorably in ‘Chappelle’s Show’, where he also served as a writer.

People on Twitter began mourning Mooney’s death on Wednesday, telling how the comedian’s work affected their lives:

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Comic legend Paul Mooney dies
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