Actor Reynaldo Rey Dead at 75 From Stroke Complications

Reynaldo Rey
Reynaldo Rey

Actor and comedian Reynaldo Rey passed away Thursday at the age of 75 as a result of complications from a stroke.

Rey, who was born Harry Reynolds in Sequoyah County, Okla., was known for his roles in movies such as Friday, White Men Can't Jump and Harlem Nights, as well as TV shows like BET’s Comic View, The Bernie Mac Show and 227. Rey got his start in comedy under the mentorship of Redd Foxx, who managed him for 12 years. Rey opened for Foxx for more than 15 years during his time in Las Vegas. 

According to TMZ, Rey had a stroke last year and started having complications in January. Rey's wife, Evelyn, was by his side at the time of his death.

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