Comedian and Civil Rights activist Dick Gregory passes at 84.

Another lost in the comedy world, legendary comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory passed away on August 19th, 2017 in Washington.

He was 84 years old.

Dick Gregory gained popularity in the 1960s. His style of humour and biting satire is where he found crossover success compared to his peers. This was also around the time of the civil rights movement, which he was extremely active in.

He remained active in the comedy scene until he became ill at the beginning of this month.

He is survived by his wife, Lillian, and 10 children.

Source: Dick Gregory, 84, Dies; Found Humor in the Civil Rights Struggle, Dick Gregory dead: Comedian and civil rights activist dies, aged 84

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