Dave Chappelle: ‘Paul Mooney Will Be Sorely Missed and Wildly Remembered’

After comedian Paul Mooney’s death earlier this week, people have been commenting on the legendary career of the writer of several iconic television shows, including The Richard Pryor Show, Pryor’s Place, Saturday Night Live, Good Times, Sanford and Son, and In Living Color.

According to TMZ, comedian Dave Chappelle who employed Mooney on Chappelle’s Show, said he’ll be “sorely missed and wildly remembered.”

“I want to shout out every comedian on Earth, one of the best that ever did it, paved the way today, his legacy will live forever. He did everything from Richard Pryor Show to Chappelle’s Show, he’s one of the first Black people ever in the Writer’s Guild. Paul Mooney will be sorely missed and wildly remembered. I’ll see to that.”

Other prominent people in the entertainment world took to social media to acknowledge the greatness of the comedian, who succumbed to a heart attack at the age of 79..