Richard Pryor’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 1, 1940

Death Date

December 10, 2005

Age of Death

65 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack



The comedian Richard Pryor died at the age of 65. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Uncompromising African-American comedian, actor, and writer known for his cutting-edge and often controversial stand-up material. He also starred in See No Evil, Hear No Evil; The Toy; and Brewster’s Millions. His body of recorded work includes the comedy albums Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin’ and …Is It Something I Said?

His mother abandoned him at age ten and he was forced to live with his abusive grandmother in a brothel. He married five times and had a total of seven kids.



“I just don’t want to die alone, that’s all. That’s not too much to ask for, is it It would be nice to have someone care about me, for who I am, not about my wallet.” (Richard Pryor)


“If I thought about it, I could be bitter, but I don’t feel like being bitter. Being bitter makes you immobile, and there’s too much that I still want to do.” (Richard Pryor)


“Sure, I have friends, plenty of friends, and they all come around wantin’ to borrow money. I’ve always been generous with my friends and family, with money, but selfish with the important stuff like love.” (Richard Pryor)


“The way I see it, the earth is going to be here after we’re dead and gone. Even if it’s a polluted planet, and they messed it up. Where do they go from here – to another planet so they can mess that up too?” (Richard Pryor)


“I know that if I wasn’t scared, something’s wrong, because the thrill is what’s scary.” (Richard Pryor)