Sunsets Remembered – He lived long and served always. He kept us laughing. More importantly, Mr Dick Gregory kept us thinking.
Whenever around Mr Dick Gregory, your natural instinct was to laugh and laugh hard. He was insanely funny. But punchlines soon turned to lessons — deep lessons as Gregory peppered every conversation with truth. Many times, we couldn’t handle the truth.
Mr Dick Gregory loved people. He went wherever he was needed. Everybody has a story of greeting or meeting the civil rights legend. There were no walls or celebrity barriers.
He wasn’t trying to become a leader. He set out to serve. Often sharing how he met Dr Martin Luther King, Abernathy and others always by Dr King’s side. Dick Gregory, also known scrutinizing some in their midst. We’ve all heard the stories, conspiracies, and theories.
His was a life that will guide many to come as they discover what we had in our midst — a real truth soldiers – one of faith and conviction.
Sad to see him go off into the spirit world. Our hero transitioned Saturday, August 19, 2017. Notice that Gregory had taken ill came from family members. Scheduled events, including stop in Atlanta were canceled where he often took the stage with Paul Mooney.
We will miss and always honor Mr Dick Gregory.
It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, DC. The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time. More details will be released over the next few days – Christian Gregory
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