It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, DC. The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time. More details will be released over the next few days - Christian Gregory
Comedian and Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory has passed away at the age of 84 Saturday (August 19, 2017). The official announcement was made by his son Christian on Instagram. He took to Facebook to let fans know his father had been hospitalized earlier this month.
Prayers For Comedian Dick Gregory
At the time of Christian's Facebook post, Gregory's illness was not disclosed. His cause of death has not been made public either, but more details are to come in the next few days according to the Instagram announcement. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of grief.