Dick Gregory, Legendary Comedian and Activist, Has Died at Age 84

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Agosto 20, 2017

Dick Gregory began his trailblazing career as a comic during the 1950s, while serving in the military, and eventually emerged as one of the first black comedians to receive widespread acclaim performing for predominantly white audiences.

He was evaluated, treated and released.

Days earlier, his son, Christian, took to social media to reveal Gregory was hospitalized for an unknown illness.

Dick Gregory was an American civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, comedian, conspiracy theorist and occasional actor.

The man who was a giant in the comedic world and a social advocate for human rights left a legacy of making us laugh using the ugly truth and nothing but the truth.

. There is no such thing as a "simple" condition. At soon to be chronologically 85, my father's true age far exceeds that.

"Laughter is truly good medicine", Gregory's son finished. "We are truly grateful for the phenomenal care he has been receiving". "His comedy showed his education, intelligence, and was inclusive of humanitarianism along with great timing", Cosby wrote about Gregory.

Dick Gregory has passed away at the age of 84.

An invitation from civil rights leader Medgar Evers to speak at voter registration rallies in Jackson, Miss., in 1962 launched Gregory into what he called "the civil rights fight".

Singer John Legend also issued a statement. A groundbreaker in comedy and a voice for justice.

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