(Gossip-Grind) Dick Gregory Dead At 84:
Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84. Gregory died late Saturday in Washington, D.C. after being hospitalized for about a week. He had suffered a severe bacterial infection. Gregory’s death was confirmed on social media by his family.
“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.,” his son Christian Gregory wrote.
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
Many have taken to social media to pay their respect.
#ripdickgregory🙏🏾. True legend,trailblazing comedian and outspoken leader of the causes, advocate for better nutrition in black communities. He was tough on me (my character in Barbershop) and anybody he felt offended the culture. I appreciated him for that, helped me see things another way. Rest In Peace sir.
I still remember calling you for advice on what I should be doing & how to lead the generation during these times. Same call I remember you cussing me out telling me I "ain't know shit!!!" like it was yest. An odd exchange for me to say the least but It was a blessing to meet,speak with,&learn from such an honest,iconic man of wisdom & passion like you. I thanked you then as I'm thanking you now for all of your many sacrifices for our people. Thank you for challenging us & teaching us at the same time. Your efforts weren't in vain. We'll forever remember all your contributions to the culture. Rest easy knowing you did your part. 🙏🏽RIP DICK GREGORY🙏🏽