Comedian Paul Mooney has passed away, new reports today are claiming.

And the internet is in mourning.

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He was seventy-nine-years-old.

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Mooney, who also worked as a writer and actor, was best known for legendary stand-up performances such as Live on the Sunset Strip.

He was also the head writer on The Richard Pryor Show...

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And wrote a few episodes of Pryor's Place. His other notable writing credits include Sanford and Son, In Living Color, and Chappelle's Show.

However, in recent years, his health had taken a turn for the worst.

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Mooney had reportedly been suffering from dementia, and was staying with a family member.

And this morning, he tragically lost his life.

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TMZ reported that he died at his home in Oakland. Paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive him after he suffered a heart attack, the outlet claimed.

Rest in peace, Paul Mooney.

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