‘Friday’ Actor Reynaldo Rey Dies at Age 75

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By Rye, The Urban Daily
Special to the NNPA via The Chicago Defender

Long-time Hollywood actor Reynaldo Rey has passed away at the age of 75 due to stroke complications, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Mostly known for his comedic roles in popular Black films like White Men Can’t Jump, House Party 3 and Friday, Rey maintained a steady presence on the movie and television scenes for over two decades. He began his acting career in 1982, but first made his mark with a role in Harlem Nights. He later went on to make television appearances on popular TV shows like Everybody Hates Chris and The Bernie Mac Show. He also spent 18 years as the opener for legendary Sanford and Sons comedic actor Red Foxx.

Renaldo Rey was born in Oklahoma, but made his home in several states throughout his life including Ohio and New York City. May he rest in peace.


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