Celebrity Reaction: Dick Gregory Dead At 84

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Dick Gregory is dead, and now celebrities are reacting to the news. The comedian and civil right activist died of heart failure in Washington, DC on Saturday at the age of 84. See Hollywood stars’ reactions and remembrances below.

Alyssa Milano‏ tweeted, “Rest In Peace, Dick Gregory. My condolences to all that loved him.” George Lopez wrote, “God Bless @therealdickgregory and #thankyou for staying true to your principals and beliefs. Immeasurable loss.” Missy Elliott‏ shared, “Rest in Power LEGEND. You have left a impact on many & spoke words of wisdom. Your Legacy will continue.” And John Legend‏ expressed, “Dick Gregory lived an amazing, revolutionary life. A groundbreaker in comedy and a voice for justice. RIP.”

Tom Arnold noted, “Always reading between the lines. #legend.” Bill Cosby wrote, “His comedy showed his education, intelligence, and was inclusive of humanitarianism along with great timing.” He continued in a second tweet, “The man went off the stage into the arena of Civil Rights worldwide facing his enemies.” “Sad! #RipDickGregory – activist comedian writer, always stood up for what was right with wit, intellect & unwavering conviction. Big loss,” added Rosie Perez.

David Alan Grier tweeted, “Rest n Peace Dick Gregory. Warrior, soldier, revolutionary… Your voice will be missed in this troubled world.” Jim Gaffigan stated, “RIP Dick Gregory. Great comedian. Great American.” Nick Swardson‏ offered, “Rest In Peace to a legend and icon Dick Gregory. Respect, sir.” Don Cheadle‏ simply said, “R.I.P.” Russell Simmons‏ shared, “Dick Gregory was a friend and a great inspiration for my entire life ,his energy is now absorbed back into the whole he lives thru us.”

Whoopi Goldberg‏ wrote, “Dick Gregory, Truth teller, make you fall on your face laughing Comedian, health man before it was cool & crazy expensive unapologetic.” Rob Schneider tweeted, “I just learned the incredibly sad news that the legendary civil rights hero and comic legend @IAmDickGregory has left us.” And Al Roker‏ called him “a pioneer of comedy in the 1960s, and a social and political activist, has died at 84.” “RIP to a great,” added Josh Gad. Gossip Cop will continue to update as more celebrities react to the death of Dick Gregory.

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