Richard Pryor Jr. Biography, Age, Parents, Siblings, Father’s Death, Paul Mooney

Richard Pryor Jr. Biography

Richard Pryor Jr. is an American actor, writer, director, and MAC Nominated Cabaret Singer. He is the son of legendary stand-up comedian and actor Richard Pryor. Pryor Sr. is known for his trenchant observations and storytelling style and is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential stand-up comedians of all time.

Richard Pryor Jr. Age

Pryor Jr. is 58 years old as of 2019. He was born in 1961.

Richard Pryor Jr. Parents

Pryor Jr. was born to Richard Pryor and Patricia Price. His father was married seven times to five women. He was first married Price (Pryor Jr.’s mother) in 1960 and they divorced the following year.

Pryor Sr. then married Shelley Bonus in 1967 and they divorced in 1969. on 22 September 1977, he married Deborah McGuire and they divorced the following year. He married Jennifer Lee in August 1981 and divorced in 1982 but remarried on June 29, 2001. The couple remained married until Pryor Sr.’s death.

Pryor Sr. had married Flynn Belaine in October 1986 and they divorced in July 1987. They later remarried on 1 April 1990 and got divorced again in July 1991.

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Richard Pryor Jr. Father’s death

Pryor Sr. suffered a heart attack in Los Angeles on 10 December 2005 which was nine days after his 65th birthday. He was then taken to a local hospital after his wife’s attempts to resuscitate him failed. Very unfortunate, Richard was pronounced dead at 7:58 a.m. PST.

A forensic pathologist Michael Hunter believes Pryor’s fatal heart attack was caused by coronary artery disease. He says that it was partially brought about by years of tobacco smoking. Pryor Sr. was cremated and his ashes were given to his family. They were later spread in 2019 by his widow, Jennifer in Hana, Hawaii.

Richard Pryor Jr. Siblings

Pryor Jr. has six half-siblings. He has an older half-sister Renee Pryor born on 13, 1957. She is the product of Pryor Sr.’s relationship with Susan when he was just 16 years old.

Richard has a younger half-sister Elizabeth Ann born on April 28, 1967, to his father and girlfriend Maxine Anderson. He has a younger half-sister Rain Pryor born on 16 July 1969 to his father’s Shelley Bonus. His younger half-brother Steven born August 1, 1984, to Flynn Belaine.

His half-brother Franklin was born on April 11, 1987. He was a product of his father’s marriage to actress/model Geraldine Mason. His youngest half-sister Kelsey Pryor was born on 25 October 1987 as a product of Pryor Sr.’s marriage to Flynn Belaine.

Richard Pryor Jr. Paul Mooney

Pryor Sr’s former bodyguard Rashon Kahn posted a shocking video on Youtube. In the video, he discusses with Comedy Hype how Pryor’s best friend and fellow comedian, Paul Mooney, had sexual relations with his son, Pryor Jr.

Kahn adds that Pryor Jr was so mad about it and he Kahn to put out a $1 million hit prize for the person who kills Mooney. Kahn claims that Pryor Jr. was only 20 years old at the time and when his father found out, he wanted Mooney dead.

Pryor Sr’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor tweeted that Pryor Jr. had confirmed the allegations to her. She commented on Kah’s video on Twitter, “It’s not my life, it happened to RP Jr. and since Rashon said this– and you want granular details, then go speak to him or Rp Jr.”

Kahn also claims that Richard and Paul’s “relationship became fragile because Paul Mooney had violated Richard’s son by that time. He thought that Richard was just high when he first mentioned the bounty to him. He double-checked with him the following week, and claims Richard made it clear he was serious.

Richard Pryor Jr. Career

Pryor Jr. is known for his work on The Color Purple (1985), Bustin’ Loose (1981) and Figure.

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