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Dick Gregory: Fans Hail Comedian, Activist for ‘Fighting the Good Fight’

Tributes were quick to pour in Saturday night for Dick Gregory, the groundbreaking comedian and civil rights activist who died in Washington, D.C. at the age of 84.

Friends and fans hailed Gregory’s legacy as a social justice warrior who turned his focus to the movement rather than his comedy career after he endured the pain of losing friends and fellow activists such as Medgar Evers and Martin Luther King Jr. to violence in the 1960s.

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