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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Comedian Dick Gregory dies at 84

Comedian, actor, and famed civil right activist, Dick Gregory has died at the age of 84. He died on Saturday night in Washington D.C, according to a statement from his family.


Gregory began his career as a comedian while serving in the military in the '50s, and went on to be a prominent figure during the Civil Rights Movement in the '60s.

He is widely regarded as a trailblazer in both stand-up and politics.

He was recently hospitalized for an unknown but serious condition. According to his rep, he died from heart failure.

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