Comedy legend Paul Mooney has died. He was 79. According to TMZ, the comedian, writer and actor's family confirmed that he died from a heart attack on on Wednesday morning (May 19th) at his home in Oakland. Paramedics tried to revive him but they were unsuccessful.
Journalist and TV host Roland S. Martin initially broke the news about Paul's death, saying that he received a call from Paul's cousin Rudy Ealy. Martin said, “His cousin, Rudy Ealy, just called me from Paul’s phone and said he passed away two hours ago after suffering a heart attack at his home in Oakland. He was 79.”
He continued, “Rudy Ealy told me that Paul had been suffering with dementia for some time and had been living with him. Rudy said Oakland paramedics valiantly tried to save him after suffering a heart attack this AM.”