Link:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4517714.stmGroundbreaking black US comedian Richard Pryor has died after almost 20 years with multiple sclerosis.
He died at the age of 65 of a heart attack at Encino hospital near Los Angeles, his wife Jennifer Pryor said.
A series of hit comedies in the 1970s and 1980s - including Stir Crazy and Silver Streak - helped make him one of Hollywood's highest-paid stars.
He blazed a trail for black performers, earning enough clout to negotiate his own deals in Hollywood.
A five-year contract with Columbia Pictures in 1983 earned him $40m (£23m).
R.I.P. Richard Pryor. I really liked his stand-up comedy and his movies. his best movie was See No Evil Hear No Evil.