Paul's death is a tough one, and he's remembering him as one of the G.O.A.T.s of comedyLegendary comedian Paul Mooney has passed away at the age of 79. Those in the entertainment industry are remembering him as one of the G.O.A.T.s of comedy. Mooney suffered a heart attack and died this morning at his home in Oakland after paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive him. His death was announced by his cousin, Rudy Ealy, to CNN contributor Roland Martin.
Mooney was not only a comedic writer, for sitcoms like Sanford and Son and Good Times, he was also a towering figure and writer with and for the iconic comedian Richard Pryor. He was the head writer for The Richard Pryor Show.
Comedy and writing were not Paul Mooney's only talents, as a actor/comedian, he portrayed singer Sam Cooke in 1978’s The Buddy Holly Story,played Junebug in Spike Lee’s 2000 Bamboozled, made guest appearances on The Richard Pryor Show, The Larry Sanders Show and, most recently,Chappelle’s Show and Real Husbands of Hollywood.
His Twitter page published a thank you to all those extending their condolences.
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