Comedian and actor Ricky Harris of ‘Heat’ and ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ dead at 54

Comedian and actor Ricky Harris, who rose to fame after appearing on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” in the 1990s, has died. He was 54.

The funnyman was known for his racy stand-up, but also went on to appear in television shows like “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Moesha,” and the films “Heat” and “Dope.”

He died of a heart attack on Monday, his manager told the Hollywood Reporter.

Harris also performed on tracks for various rappers, including Snoop Dogg, who mourned the actor in an Instagram video posted Monday.

Snoop called his late friend his “big brother” and a “Long Beach original.”

Ice Cube also paid tribute to the comedian, writing “Damn, we lost Ricky Harris. The world is a little less funny today. RIP homie.”

Public Enemy frontman Chuck D called 2016 a “tough year” upon learning of the loss.

Cedric the Entertainer also remembered Harris in a tweet, sharing that he was “devastated.”

“#RIP to the One and Only #RickyHarris Always been a super solid dude,” Cedric wrote.

Harris made his acting debut in the 1993 flick “Poetic Justice,” alongside Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur.

His most recent work included “Dope” and roles on the “The Tracy Morgan Show.”

The comic is survived by his mother and two daughters.


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