The funnyman lost his battle with multiple-sclerosis, a disease which robbed him of his ability to walk and, during his final months, his speech.
Famous co-stars, contemporaries and admirers have expressed their sadness and hailed his impressive talent for making people laugh.
Fellow funnyman Damon Wayans says, "There are many different kinds of comedians - the observational humorist, the impressionist, the character creator, the physical comedian, the self-deprecator, and the dirty-joke teller. What made Richard Pryor so brilliant is he was able to incorporate all these styles at once."
And music producer Quincy Jones adds, "He was the Charlie Parker of comedy, a master of telling the truth that influenced every comedian that came after him. The legacy he leaves will forever be with us."
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