Press Release Source: Richard Pryor
Iconic Comic Genius Richard Pryor is Dead Today at Age 65, after a 19-Year Battle with Multiple Sclerosis
Saturday December 10, 4:30 pm ET
ENCINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 10, 2005--Born Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor on December 1, 1940 in Peori, Illinois, the multi-talented star was pronounced dead of a cardiac arrest at 7:58 a.m. at a hospital near his home.
He is survived by his wife Jennifer Lee Pryor and his six children, Richard Pryor, Jr., Elizabeth Stordeur, Rain Kindlin, Kelsey Pryor, Steven Pryor, Franklin Mason and his three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private with a memorial service by invitation.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Richard and Jennifer's recently established animal charity Pryor's Planet, C/O Edward D. Astrin, CPA, 16633 Ventura Blvd. #1450, Encino, CA 91436.
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