Monday, October 11, 2010

The Death of Redd Foxx

He died doing what he loved, which, since we all have to do it, is probably the best way to go...

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketFollowing a successful performing and recording career as a stand-up comic, Redd Foxx became a household name for his role on Sanford and Son.

After that show went off the air in 1977, Foxx continued to live the high life (and I do mean high); it all came crashing down in 1989, when he was virtually liquidated by the IRS.

In 1991, he was on the comeback trail, appearing in a new sitcom called The Royal Family opposite Della Reese. During a rehearsal on this day in 1991, years of crying wolf with chest pains on Sanford and Son - 'I'm coming Elizabeth!' - caught up with him.

By the time anyone could get him help he was already gone...
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