Today in 2005, comedian Richard Pryor died of heart failure at the age of 65. Here are some more facts about the iconic comedian:
FACT: Richard Pryor served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960.
FACT: Richard Pryor received the First Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize in 1999.
FACT: Richard Pryor won five Grammys during his career in the “Best Comedy Recording” category.
FACT: In 2004, Richard Pryor topped Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.
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