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Controversial Comedian Paul Mooney dies at 79

Paul Mooney
Paul Mooney seen at “Meet the Blacks” Premiere at the ArcLight Hollywood on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Meet The Blacks, LLC/AP Images)

Paul Mooney, a very outspoken comedian who was Richard Pryor’s writing partner and a role model in the stand-up world has died.

He was 79.

Cassandra Williams, Mooney’s publicist, said he died on Wednesday morning at his home in Oakland California, from a heart attack.

Mooney collaborated with Pryor until Pryor’s death in 2005.

Together they tackled tough issues like racism and inequalities in the world.

Mooney chronicled their partnership in his 2007 memoir “Black Is the New White.”

The comedian was head writer on “In Living Color,” and he helped create and inspire characters on the show.

He also played a very popular character on “Chappelle’s Show.”

Mooney worked closely with some of the biggest names in comedy and will be greatly missed by many.