Actor, Comedian Ricky Harris Dead at 54

He died of a heart attack Monday: manager
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2016 6:58 AM CST
Actor, Comedian Ricky Harris Dead at 54
Ricky Harris   (YouTube)

Comedian and actor Ricky Harris passed away Monday of a heart attack, his manager tells the Hollywood Reporter. He was 54. Harris performed on HBO's Def Comedy Jam before making his acting debut in 1993's Poetic Justice with Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur, reports the Los Angeles Times. He went on to have TV roles on Moesha, Everybody Hates Chris, Dope, The Tracy Morgan Show, and The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, per CBS Los Angeles. He also performed skits on his childhood friend Snoop Dogg's albums. In an Instagram video, Snoop Dogg says Harris was a "Long Beach original" who's "on his way to heaven now." (More celebrity death stories.)

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