Renowned comedian and actor Reynaldo Rey has passed away this week at the age of 75 leaving a legacy behind him including roles in films like Friday, White Men Can’t Jump and more.
According to reports, Mr. Rey died early Thursday (May 28) in Los Angeles, California.
Rey was famous for his movie roles in “Friday,” “White Men Can’t Jump,” and “Harlem Nights.” He also appeared in tons of TV shows going back to the 80s … such as “The Bernie Mac Show,” “The Wayans Bros.,” “227,” and “Sanford.” His manager tells us Rey passed away in a hospital. He suffered a stroke last year … and started suffering complications in January. He’d checked into the hospital for treatment. (TMZ)
Reports claim Mr. Rey has appeared in over 50 films and is survived through various family members.
According to a biography on Rey’s website, the actor was born in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma. He was reportedly a member of the Harlem Theater Group, and appeared in 52 movies. Rey is survived by his wife, Evelyn, daughter Harla Major and sons Golden Rey and Todd Murphy, as well as his 96-year old mother, Lillian Murray. (CNN)
Former Little Brother member Phonte sent condolences to the actor/comedian on Twitter last night (May 28).
R.I.P. to Reynaldo Rey. Met him at Denny's in Raleigh one night some years back. Really cool cat.
— Phonte (@phontigallo) May 29, 2015