Comedy legend Paul Mooney passed away yesterday at the age of 79 after suffering a heart attack. His blunt but powerful style shed light on various issues include race and social justice. Celebrities from the entertainment business are remembering the comedian with heartfelt posts about his legacy.
Paul Mooney. A comedy giant. I recall listening to his RACE album in college and how formative it was. Yeah, 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.— Ava DuVernay (@Ava DuVernay) 1621438242
Awww.... RIP comedy legend Paul Mooney! You were both funny and poignant. So happy to have witnessed your genius live. Rest well!!! Pour down some laughter here. We need it pic.twitter.com/cr6MqY3UXA— Viola Davis (@Viola Davis) 1621438963
RIP Paul.....Thank you for taking me under your wing and teaching me how to be a badmotherfucking comedian.......Love ya.....https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/general-news/paul-mooney-dead-comic-actor-dies-79-1234955744/?fbclid=IwAR0we5sM2s1B-pc3tc-uzCaaHOsSwJ4g_bFMFDJIYew65VkNJjYCjNMyOdI\u00a0\u2026— Joey CoCo Diaz (@Joey CoCo Diaz) 1621444976
So saddened by the loss of a real comedy King, Paul Mooney. Total respect for my elder. Witherspoon last year, now this. They say it comes in threes. I ain't sleepin' for the next two years.pic.twitter.com/DURUAjFHrk— George Wallace (@George Wallace) 1621446208
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mooney's friends and family during this time.