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American comedian and activist Dick Gregory (84) died

American comedian and activist Dick Gregory (84) died

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Dick Gregory, the American comedian and activist who is an inspiration for a generation of black stand-up comedians, is at the age of 84 died.

Gregory died Saturday in Washington after he was a week ago in a hospital was recorded with a severe bacterial infection, said his son, Christian.

Gregory shut himself in the sixties with Martin Luther King Jr. in the fight for civil rights and participated in the presidential election against Richard Nixon.

The comedian developed a form of satire that the fate of black Americans during the race riots and social revolutions to the elbow.

He mixed humor with racial problems, a format that later Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, and Eddy Murphy inspired to the limits of comedy, and at the same time the audience, black and white, to entertain.

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