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Richard Pryor Dies at Age 65

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bill-swift - December 11, 2005

Richard Pryor passed away Saturday of a heart attack at the age of 65. The pioneering comedian who was best known for his racially charged, profanity-laced routines, had also been suffering from multiple sclerosis for almost twenty years. Although he was in many great films, I will always remember Pryor from his role as Gus Gorman, the idiot-savant computer genius in Superman III.

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