Paul Mooney, 'Bamboozled' and 'Chappelle's Show' actor and comedian, 已经死了

Paul Mooney, the actor-comedian famous for starring onChappelle’s Show” 和 “Bamboozled,” 死于 79, a rep for the actor, Cassandra Williams, 告诉 好莱坞记者.

Mooney’s daughter, Spring Mooney also took to Twitter with the news, saying herbest friend” 已经死了.
Mooney passed away from a heart attack on Wednesday morning in Oakland, 加利福尼亚州.
    The comedian was from Shreveport, 路易斯安那州, and got his start as a writer for Richard Pryor. He went on to write for the sketch hitIn Living Colorand often appeared in skits on Dave Chappelle’s Comedy Central show.
      He played Sam Cooke in 1978’sThe Buddy Holly Storyand appeared in Spike Lee’s 2000 电影 “Bamboozled.
        Tributes to Mooney from the entertainment community poured in on social media on Wednesday.
        Director Ava DuVernay wrote: “Paul Mooney. A comedy giant. I recall listening to his RACE album in college and how formative it was. 是啊, the jokes. But more so, the freedom. He spoke freely and fearlessly about feelings and experiences others found difficult to express. May he be truly free now. Rest, sir.
            ‘RIP comedy legend Paul Mooney! You were both funny and poignant. So happy to have witnessed your genius live,” Viola Davis wrote in a tweet.
            Rest well!!! Pour down some laughter here. We need it.