‘Friday’ Actor-Comedian Reynaldo Rey Dies At 75

Reynaldo "Sweet Redd" Rey

Reynaldo "Sweet Redd" Rey

LOS ANGELES -- Reynaldo Rey, the actor-comedian who appeared in such films as "Friday" and "White Men Can't Jump," has died. He was 75.

Rey's manager Vanzil Burke says he died Thursday at a Los Angeles hospital from complications after suffering a stroke.

His career in show business spanned more than 30 years. Rey's film credits include "Harlem Nights," "House Party 3," "For Da Love of Money" and "Far Out Man." Rey also appeared in the TV series "227," "Sister, Sister" and "The Parent `Hood."

Rey started his career as a stand-up comedian. He opened for Redd Foxx for several years and appeared on such shows as BET's "Comic View."

He is survived by his wife, daughter, two sons and mother.

May 28, 10:14 PM EDTAP

 
 

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