(RNN) - Dick Gregory, the groundbreaking African-American comedian and civil rights activist has died, social media posts from his family report. He was 84.
His son, Christian Gregory, said he died in Washington, giving no details.
It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend… https://t.co/UL9ATwwBxv
— Dick Gregory (@IAmDickGregory) August 20, 2017
In the 1960s, Gregory was the first black comic to perform in major nightclubs. The bulk of his material was satirizing segregation and race relations.
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