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Dick Gregory Dead - Stand-Up Comic & Civil Rights Activist Passes Away at 84

Dick Gregory Dead - Stand-Up Comic & Civil Rights Activist Passes Away at 84

Dick Gregory has sadly passed away on Saturday (August 19) his family confirms on Instagram. He was 84-years-old.

The stand-up comic rose to fame in the 1960s for attacking racism through satirical comedy and was strong activist for civil rights.

“It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, DC. The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time. More details will be released over the next few days – Christian Gregory,” Dick‘s family wrote on Instagram.

Our thoughts our with Dick‘s family and loved ones during this time.

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  • Robert

    RIP Mr. Gregory

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  • Honeybee

    This is so sad, he worked all his life for fairness, justice and to end bigotry. Thank you so much for all the sacrifice and struggle, you will be missed. Rest in peace and enjoy paradise.

  • Curt Noydb

    F***K Him. I heard him speak. Just the Klan with a Tan. Another racist who got a pass because of his skin color.

  • Curt Noydb

    He was a bigot that hated white people and promoted violence. “White people are stupid. We are the superior race.” – Gregory

  • Honeybee

    We are happy for you to think so, that’s how we stole this country from you in the first place! Your hate sustains us! Bye satan😈😈😈😈😈!!! Bwahahahahaha🥊💣🔪!