Roger L. Simon

Richard Pryor dies

Richard Pryor, one the greatest comic artists of the modern era, has died after a long illness. I had the honor of working with Richard for about eighteen months off and on as a screewriter on the movie Bustin’ Loose. Besides having been, as most know, an extraordinary talent, he was also an incredibly compassionate man with a remarkable capacity for empathy. Working with Richard was among the most memorable experiences of my life.

UPDATE: I will post some memories of Richard tomorrow.