Sunday, December 11, 2005
Obit: Richard Pryor (1940-2005)
Richard Pryor, 1940-2005
I would be lying if I said that Richard Pryor influenced me when I was young; I didn't really get into him until the end of my teenage years. But when I did hear him, Pryor hooked me. The man was a classic Tortured Artist, and I think his pain just made his work even better. I'm not sad about his death, as I'm glad his struggle with MS is over, but I am going to take some time out this evening to remember him the best way I know how: putting on one of his albums.