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Dick Gregory Laid to Rest: Bill Cosby, Stevie Wonder & More Pay Respects

Legendary comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory was laid to rest Saturday at the City of Praise Family Ministries church in Landover, Maryland.

Celebrities who paid their respects included Stevie Wonder, representative Maxine Waters, Louis Farrakhan [who delivered the eulogy], rapper and political activist Killer Mike, Nick Cannon, India Arie, Scandal actor Joe Morton, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille, Roland Martin and several others.

The service featured video of Cicely Tyson honoring his life as well as remarks by the children of Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers, and Richard Pryor.

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Musical tributes from India Arie and Gregory’s daughter, Ayanna, also memorialized the icon, who died in Washington, D.C. last month at the age of 84.

Rep. Waters spoke of Gregory’s commitment to truth and justice, begging attendees to demonstrate those same qualities when it comes to today’s political climate, according to Rolling Out. 

“He gave up a fortune to help Black people, what are you going to do,” Waters asked the audience. “Don’t come here today and say how much you love him and go to work tomorrow and skin and grin.

“It’s time for us to have courage to do what we need to do. Now is the time for us to have courage. I wish I could sit and talk with Dick because I have work to do.”

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