Comedic legend and writer Paul Mooney, who notably wrote for Richard Pryor, died on May 19 at the age of 79. How will you remember him?

Barbara Crenshaw, Paterson, N.J.
He was one of the best — seen him every time he was at Caroline’s in NYC!

Fred Huff, Washington, D.C.
Paul Mooney was an awesome comedian and an awesome writer who wrote for Richard Pryor and a host of others. He will definitely be remembered.

Stephen Greenberg, San Antonio
I’ve seen Paul Mooney several times in person, and he was a comic genius. Fearless!

Luthando Rooibaard, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Rest in peace, Mr. Mooney. You will always be remembered because you always stood up for Black folks like us who had no voice. Thank you.

Jason Walker, Washington, D.C.
Paul paved the way for a lot of people and shined a light on the foolishness in this country.

Compiled by Sarafina Wright

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