This is for Richard

Benefit gig planned in Pryor's honour

Richard Pryor’s widow Jennifer has announced plans for a huge memorial benefit gig for her husband next month.

His family will be giving the comedian a private send-off this weekend – but it planning a more spectacular goodbye later.

She said: ‘We're having private family services this weekend and then mid-January I'm gonna plan a big benefit, big memorial for Richard and just celebrate him.

 ‘The shock will be over [by then] so people can get up there, all the comics, a lot of people from the entertainment industry, and celebrate him in the way that he would have wanted.

‘We'll have some drinks and toast the man in charge.’

Published: 14 Dec 2005

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