Reynaldo Rey, the funny man known for having supporting roles in most of our favorite movies has passed on. The 75-year-old comedian died due to stroke complications on May 28th in Los Angeles, TMZ reports. Rey had suffered from a stroke last year, but began having health issues related to the stroke in January. He had checked into the hospital the same day that he died.
Rey was born in Sequoyah County, OK. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Kansas State Teacher’s College, he began teaching at Wichita University and became involved in theatre. He then moved to Cleveland, OH and became a member of the Karamu House Theatre, allowing him to launch his career in comedy.
Rey had been in 52 movies, including Friday, White Men Can’t Jump, House Party 3 and Harlem Nights, and also guest starred on sitcoms like 227, Sanford and Son and Sister Sister. He had also did stand-up on BET’s ComicView.
He is survived by his wife Evelyn, two sons Golden Rey and Todd Murphy, one daughter Harla Major and his 96-year-old mother Lillian Murray.