R.I.P. Reynaldo Rey


From The Root:

Actor and comedian Reynaldo Rey passed away Thursday at the age of 75 as a result of complications from a stroke.

Rey, who was born Harry Reynolds in Sequoyah County, Okla., was known for his roles in movies such as Friday, White Men Can’t Jump and Harlem Nights, as well as TV shows like BET’s Comic View, The Bernie Mac Show and 227. Rey got his start in comedy under the mentorship of Redd Foxx, who managed him for 12 years. Rey opened for Foxx for more than 15 years during his time in Las Vegas.

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2 thoughts on “R.I.P. Reynaldo Rey

  1. I’ve been meaning to write on this for quite awhile now-I have always, always loved the comedy of Mr. Reynaldo Ray! I will never forget all those supportive, yet memorable roles that he had taken on throughout his career-including the brief, but hilarious cameo he did in Robert Townsend’s “Jackie’s Back” film. Both he, this film and Mr. Townsend have looonnnggg been underrated for quite awhile but us life-long fans shall always hold a place in our hearts for them. I certainly know I do. R.I.P. Reynaldo Rey, I’m sure you will be makin’ laugh uP there!

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