Actor and comedian Ricky Harris, who had a recurring role on Chris Rock’s “Everybody Hates Chris” and was the voice of several characters that appeared in hip-hop albums, died on Monday.
He was 54.
A cause was not immediately available but Harris’ manager, Cindy Ambers, said the comedian suffered a heart attack two years ago, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The son of a preacher, Harris grew up in Long Beach along with childhood friend and rapper Snoop Dogg. The two sang in their church choir.
Harris’ first movie role was in the 1993 drama “Poetic Justice,” starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur. He was also known for voicing characters that appear in Hip Hop albums, including several by Snoop Dogg.
Ricky is survived by his mother, his ex-wife and two daughters.
— CedricTheEntertainer (@CedEntertainer) December 27, 2016
Damn, we lost Ricky Harris. The world is a little less funny today. RIP homie. pic.twitter.com/5AalZndlx2
— Ice Cube (@icecube) December 27, 2016