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Legendary comedian and activist Dick Gregory dead at 84

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Family confirms legendary comedian and activist Dick Gregory died today at 84 years old.

Gregory was an American civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, comedian, and occasional actor.

His family posted on Instagram saying, "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."

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