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Civil Rights Activist and Comedian Dick Gregory Dead at 84

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Civil Rights Activist and Comedian Dick Gregory Dead at 84

Legendary comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory passed away Saturday night at the age of 84, according to his son, Christian, who confirmed the news on his father’s Instagram account.

“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 post reads. “The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

Gregory’s longtime publicist Steve Jaffe says he was surrounded by members of his family, including his wife of 58 years Lillian, when he died Saturday in Washington DC’s Sibley Memorial Hospital. Gregory was admitted last Saturday for symptoms of heart failure, interrupting an East Coast comedy tour.

Associate Editor, All Black Media

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