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(Some Guy)   Richard Pryor: dead. Or fooling around. Or both -- Update: it's both   ( divider line
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42296 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Dec 2005 at 3:42 PM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2005-12-10 03:18:20 PM  
Either a hell of a scoop or a load of crap.
2005-12-10 03:18:28 PM  
He died at 8:65?

2005-12-10 03:19:04 PM  
2005-12-10 03:19:10 PM  
Sad if true. No one else has picked up on it as of timestamp, though.
2005-12-10 03:21:16 PM  
The link is blocked for me here at work
2005-12-10 03:22:40 PM  
2005-12-10 03:22:43 PM  
I think Mr. Pryor will be surprised to hear this.
2005-12-10 03:23:00 PM  
We'll find out soon enough if it is accurate. Regardless, the thought of Pryor's passing made me pretty sad.

/waits for the barrage of headlines
2005-12-10 03:23:27 PM  
I thought he died years ago.
2005-12-10 03:24:13 PM  
say it aint so.

"the dearly departed"

"he was dearly, and now he has departed."
2005-12-10 03:24:31 PM  
I think it is a bad inside joke or something. His latest tour/book/thing is called "I ain't dead yet motherfarker"

But boy will it be sad when he is gone.

/dead honkey!
2005-12-10 03:25:10 PM  
Google News has nothing about it. Shenanigans for sure.
2005-12-10 03:25:19 PM  
this is the perfect opportunity if this is legit for Fark to break the story and get the credit. Admins?
2005-12-10 03:25:24 PM  
If true I echo the sentiment in the 3rd post of the site.

2005-12-10 03:25:44 PM  
for those who can't see it, the post says:

Iconic comic genius, Richard Pryor is dead today at 8:65 after a 19 year battle with multiple sclerosis.

Born Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor, on December 1, 1940 the multi-talented star was pronounced dead of a cardiac arrest at 8:00 am at a hospital near his home.

He is survived by his wife Jennifer Lee Pryor and his six children; Richard Junior, Elizabeth Storder, Rain Kindlin, Kelsey, Steven and Franklin Mason, and his three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private with a memorial service by invitation.

2005-12-10 03:25:57 PM  
Well, it's the administrator of his official message board, so I'll default to believing it for now.

Sad indeed.
2005-12-10 03:26:18 PM  
I think the 8:65 was the guy typing too fast. He just turned 65.
2005-12-10 03:26:37 PM  
I think the 8.65 might be supposed to be "age 65"
2005-12-10 03:27:06 PM  

2005-12-10 03:27:41 PM  
It looks like that's official site. Looking at some of the pictures he looked to be in pretty bad shape.

2005-12-10 03:28:48 PM  
Action Replay Nick: Well, it's the administrator of his official message board, so I'll default to believing it for now.

Same here.

Holy crap.
2005-12-10 03:28:51 PM  
ctyt: Google News has nothing about it. Shenanigans for sure.

I thought that too, but how fast will news services rush on this?

Google news can also be an hour or two behind sometimes.

I think there would be more fuss if it was 8am that this happened, but it does seem to be the admin. We will know in a few hours. (I'd news flash it and post it anyway).
2005-12-10 03:29:14 PM  


:( Rest in peace
2005-12-10 03:29:15 PM  
I'm inclined to believe this. Very sad. Man was a legend.
2005-12-10 03:29:45 PM  
that's sad. well do that much coke and 65 might be your limit

2005-12-10 03:30:47 PM  
Sweater Girl: repeat?


:( Rest in peace

wake up your boyfriend and tell him to greenlight ;-P
2005-12-10 03:31:12 PM  
This is terrible. Rest in peace.
2005-12-10 03:31:19 PM  
Read the quote on the home page IRONIC?
Homepage (pops)
2005-12-10 03:31:25 PM  
He's awake, he's just out in the real world right now
2005-12-10 03:31:31 PM  
Who was reading the Richard Pryor message boards to discover this?
That's what I want to know.

Still, RIP (if it's true)
2005-12-10 03:31:31 PM  

2005-12-10 03:32:48 PM  
brewsters millions: comic gold.
2005-12-10 03:33:07 PM  
hmm.. I wonder if I can pick him quick on my rotten dead pool before news gets out.
2005-12-10 03:33:12 PM  
Wonder if he accidentally sets his halo on fire.

Rest in peace, funny dude. You made growing up laughing easier to do.
2005-12-10 03:34:16 PM  
Oh no. I hope this isn't true. :(
2005-12-10 03:34:40 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
2005-12-10 03:34:53 PM  
Krissikins The Avenger: He died at 8:65?


You're forgetting the extra leap minutes this Smarch.
2005-12-10 03:34:53 PM  
I'm inclined not to believe this. Admittedly, this is mainly because I don't want this to be true.
2005-12-10 03:35:35 PM  
"Welcome to the official website of the funniest man alive"
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2005-12-10 03:36:43 PM  
Based on what I've heard about his health, I don't have any reason to doubt the story.
2005-12-10 03:36:52 PM  
I guess that he didn't pass the ultimate test.
2005-12-10 03:37:14 PM  
For those of you playing along at home like me:

CNN Entertainment news (nothing now, too busy gushing over Narnia nad Bareback Mountain)

Google news for Riachard Pryor (nothing but apparently he doesn't like KFC, which almost sounds like the start of a Pryor bit to begin with... "How can a N****r not like KFC...")

Still hoping an admin on that board just got pissed at him.
2005-12-10 03:37:28 PM  
I cannot find an official news release anywhere....
2005-12-10 03:38:40 PM  
He faced the ultimate test, as each man and woman must eventually face the ultimate test. And the ultimate test is, let me repeat that, and the ultimate test is if you can survive death. That's the ultimate test for your ass aint it. So far don't nobody we know have passed the ultimate test, least of all this attractive and successful African-American right here. Cuz this boy wasn't shiat, I tell you that right now. I saw him kickin his momma's ass on 42nd street. And if you think we gon bury you with those diamonds and shiat on you got another thing comin.
2005-12-10 03:38:51 PM  
zappaisfrank: I guess that he didn't pass the ultimate test.

Thats the same skit that I was thinking of.

"We are... gathered here today, on this sopha occasion..."
2005-12-10 03:39:10 PM  
He may be watching TV like the last time they reported he was dead shaking his head going "hmmm-mmmmm!"

Sad if is true. One of the funniest human beings of all time.
2005-12-10 03:39:50 PM  
I don't see it on any blogs or news sites and nothing is tagged on Technorati.

However, if it is true, at least he isn't suffering anymore. But I hope it isn't true.

/still looking
2005-12-10 03:40:15 PM  

Awesome pic

/has Hannigan fetish
2005-12-10 03:40:59 PM  
The newswires have nothing but the site does have an unsettlingly sincere tone in some of the posts.
2005-12-10 03:41:49 PM  
well, fark.
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