Comedy legend Paul Mooney passed away yesterday at the age of 79 after suffering a heart attack. His blunt but powerful style shed light on various issues include race and social justice. Celebrities from the entertainment business are remembering the comedian with heartfelt posts about his legacy.
Paul Mooney. A comedy giant. I recall listening to his RACE album in college and how formative it was. Yeah, the jo… https://t.co/kI38LDffA8— Ava DuVernay (@Ava DuVernay)1621438242.0
Awww.... RIP comedy legend Paul Mooney! You were both funny and poignant. So happy to have witnessed your genius li… https://t.co/fefkXSSDtO— Viola Davis (@Viola Davis)1621438963.0
Paul Mooney. Thank you for always keeping it real. #RIP 📸: Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images https://t.co/KCxu2aUy1s— Lenny Kravitz (@Lenny Kravitz)1621464959.0
RIP Paul.....Thank you for taking me under your wing and teaching me how to be a badmotherfucking comedian.......Lo… https://t.co/H4g8R69A28— Joey CoCo Diaz (@Joey CoCo Diaz)1621444976.0
We all lost one remarkable great funnyman today. The incredible Paul Mooney. Prayers to his kind and wonderful fami… https://t.co/Og8HIlxsyk— Tim Allen (@Tim Allen)1621471221.0
So saddened by the loss of a real comedy King, Paul Mooney. Total respect for my elder. Witherspoon last year, now… https://t.co/bpMarS89bX— George Wallace (@George Wallace)1621446208.0
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mooney's friends and family during this time.