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Comedian and actor Paul Mooney dead at 79 after suffering heart attack

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New York Daily News

Paul Mooney, the longtime stand-up comedian and actor who frequently collaborated with fellow comic Richard Pryor, has died. He was 79. Mooney died Wednesday in Oakland, California, at 5:30 a.m. local time after suffering a heart attack, his publicist confirmed to the Daily News. “Thank you all from the bottom of all of our hearts …you’re all are the best!” reads a tweet shared Wednesday on Mooney’s official account. “Mooney World .. The Godfather of Comedy – ONE MOON MANY STARS! .. To all in love with this great man.. many thanks.” On the stand-up stage, Mooney was known for his commentary …

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