1940 - 2005  

keithcancook 60M
10710 posts
12/10/2005 4:48 pm
1940 - 2005

He made me laugh. And helped me understand.

Rest In Peace, Richard Pryor.

TakesTeatsStood 50M
505 posts
12/10/2005 7:51 pm

Wow - I didn't know

He just turned 65 last week.

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
12/10/2005 8:58 pm

Sigh, he has suffered for a long time. I guess at least that is over with, thank God anyway.

(Princess Lips)

12/10/2005 11:42 pm



rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
12/10/2005 11:50 pm


Rayne is very cool, btw.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

expatbrit49 62M

12/11/2005 5:49 am

very funny guy

Thank You for Your Time and Attention

rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
12/11/2005 1:23 pm

I had to come back and find this - I spelled it wrong - his daughter's name is spelled Rain, not Rayne.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

rm_luke69iner 48M
3275 posts
12/11/2005 3:43 pm

A smile and a toast to him and his memmory

"It's so much easier for me to talk about my life in front of two thousand people than it is one-to-one. I'm a real defensive person, because if you were sensitive in my neighborhood you were something to eat."

S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo
Non torno vivo alcun, s'i'odo il vero,
Senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo

toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
12/11/2005 6:34 pm

he will be remembered fondly... a great comedian...

MsLoveRose 33F  
2432 posts
12/11/2005 7:05 pm

i saw that on the news....he was really a great individual!!

live more, laugh often, love much

BenefitsFriend69 57M/60F

12/11/2005 7:46 pm

When I was a teenager in the 70's, my friends and I used to howl with laughter listening to his comic tapes. Of course, my mom wouldn't allow us to listen to him (or Cheech and Chong). I'll never forget his rendition of the Exorcist (from memory so probably not right on):

--If black people were doing the exorcist, the whole movie would have lasted five minutes. Dad would come home, walk into the kid’s room and say: “Smells like shit in here. Some devilish shit at that. Bitch, whatchoo doin in bed so late? Get out that bed and git downstairs and help yo mama clean up the house. And get that cross outa your pussy!” --

Thanks Keith for helping us remember. I'll miss him.

silkysmoothlegs3 105F

12/11/2005 7:52 pm

I thought he was brilliant
silky x

TakesTeatsStood 50M
505 posts
12/11/2005 7:53 pm

asianlady4love - he was a very famous american stand-up comedian.

tillerbabe 55F

12/11/2005 11:18 pm

Twas painful to see a man that brought so much cheer to the world deteriorate as he did...I like to remember him as he was.
Thank you Keith for this tribute. {=}

barbiebunny 36F
5597 posts
12/11/2005 11:59 pm

Amen. Ty Keith

Its good to be...ME

EyeCandy33333 44F
761 posts
12/12/2005 9:26 am

I thought he was great in the movie with Gleason and also Brewster's Millions was hillarious- just him alone as a comedian was great.

papyrina 51F
21133 posts
12/12/2005 3:35 pm

i loved his films,he made me smile and cry,but at least at peace now after a long illness with MS

may God be with him

I'm a

i'm here to stay

digdug41 49M

12/12/2005 8:16 pm

I wont gorget him got alot of his comedy anyway so he will always live in my house

roaming the cyber streets of blogland

TTigerAtty 62M

12/12/2005 10:56 pm

Good post. He was a funny guy and I wish he could have hung around a bit longer!

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
12/13/2005 8:30 am

Thanks for chiming in everyone.

His stand-up comedy was his best work, and what prompted me to post a tribute to him. Hollywood is a pimp, and they used him. (Heck, I woulda took their money too, just like he did).

His films suck for the most part, except there was one I remember I really liked. I think it was called Which Way Is Up?, although I haven't seen it in probably 20 years.

His comedy employed both black culture and racial issues, and it was accepted by a broad audience of white folk. I was one of those folk, and the perspective he gave me helped me to better understand how things were in the ghettos and black neighborhoods of our nation.

A small part in my ever expanding world view perhaps, but an important one for me as a young man, trying to make sense of the world.

goddessofbitches 41M/33F

12/13/2005 7:25 pm

AWe....I miss him already...

I love his movies and will always sit and watch them...over and over and over and over and over....

Have I stressed that yet?


Always The Bitch

rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
12/14/2005 5:55 pm

I live in a very beautiful but very secluded part of Maui and the 'rich and famous' often come over to get away from it all. Richard had a house for a number of years and I was lucky enough to spend a little time with him, about ten years ago. He was very real and as down to earth as you'd think he'd be. Trouble was, there were always people around him that took advantage of him, including several hundred of his ex-wives. (Exagerrating, here). He knew it but figured the hell with it. I really really liked him.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

TopFisher 63M

12/15/2005 4:55 am

Though RP is gone today. He will be remembered and he has left us all with some flicks and standups we can go to.

MrNuttz05 49M

12/15/2005 7:30 pm

He was a urban hero for us growing up... When we were young my brothers & I used to sneak & put his albums on. Not knowing all along that our parents could here every word from the connecting vents... We ALL enjoyed him.... Some people are just genuine, & he was genuinely funny. R.I.P, bro', R.I.P!

TheLilFondler 33F  
2576 posts
12/24/2005 2:05 pm

WOW i missed that one *moment of silence

i lost my virginity years ago.....
but i still have the box.....

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
1/10/2006 10:46 am

Thanx for stopping by macwillcum, TheLilFondler, MrNuttz, et all. He will be missed...

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