Sunday, December 11, 2005

Richard Pryor: Comedy Pioneer Dies

Richard Pryor will be remembered for his jokes and struggles against drug addiction.
He was uneducated, foul-mouthed, controversial, and darn good at what he did- making people laugh.

Aside from being an inspirational point of reference to the burgeoning class of stand-up comedians in America, Richard constantly threw banters at the American consciousness through his often audacious jokes on racial inequalities.

Pryor once marveled: "I live in racist America and I'm uneducated, yet a lot of people love me and like what I do, and I can make a living from it. You can't do much better than that."

He died of heart attack at age 65.