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Loved comedian & actor, Reynaldo Rey dies at 75

Bid-RedLoved comedian & actor, Reynaldo Rey dies at 75

By Naturally Triece

Reynaldo Rey, a longtime loved actor and comedian who appeared as Red’s father in the 1995 hit movie, Friday, has passed on May 28, 2015 in Los Angeles. His manager confirmed the news. He was 75.

The actor died from complications of a stroke her suffered just last year.

Along with his memorable role in Friday, Rey was also known for his appearing roles in legendary movies such as Harlem Nights (1989), White Men Can’t Jump (1992), House Party 3 (1994) and For Da Love of Money (2000). The comedian has more than 52 different film credits to his name.

He has had several TV credits, including appearances in shows such as The Bernie Mac Show, Sanford and Son, The Wayans Brothers, 227, The Tonight Show, Sister, Sister, Parents in Crime, and The Royal Family.

Rey was also known for his stand-up comedic talents, and even served as a co-host on BET’s stand-up show Comic View. He has recorded three comedy albums throughout his career and three different videos.

Rey was born in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, and as an adult he packed up and moved to Cleveland, where he then was welcomed in as a member of the Karamu House Theatre. There is where he launched his comedy career.

He later moved to New York and joined the Harlem Theatre Group, which is where he was able to make his first film appearance.

The actor most recently was able to write, produce, direct and star in his own play, ‘Hollywood P.O.”

It is never easy to write such articles and news such as this is always hard to hear. We at Naturally Moi wish Mr. Rey’s family nothing but the best and we will continue to keep them in our prayers.

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