Richard Pryor (with Diana Ross) in 'Lady Sings the Blues'
Richard Pryor (1940 - 2005)
Ex-Mr. Shelley R. Bonus
Ex-Mr. Deborah McGuire
Ex-Mr. Flynn Belaine
(divorced, remarried, divorced again)
Mr. Jennifer Lee
(divorced, remarried)
Father of Rain Pryor
Lady Sings the Blues (1972) [Piano Man]: Beaten to death by thugs, while Diana Ross looks on helplessly.

Some Call It Loving (Dream Castle; Sleeping Beauty) (1973) [Jeff]: My memory of this movie is very vague, but I believe he died of a drug overdose or alcohol-related illness; unless I'm misremembering, I believe there was a scene of Zalman King attending Richard's funeral.

Saturday Night Live (Dec. 13, 1975) [Major]: Poisoned when he swallows a suicide pill, misunderstanding Dan Aykroyd's instructions to "take this pill" (when Dan only meant for Richard to carry it with him).
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