Reynaldo Rey, beloved comedian and actor died early Thursday morning at a Los Angeles hospital after complications from a stroke he suffered from last year. (Confirmed by TMZ)
Rey is best known for his role as Red’s father in the 1995 film “Friday.”
The seasoned actor has appeared in “Harlem Nights” (1989), “White Men Can’t Jump” (1992), “House Party 3″ (1994) and “For Da Love of Money” (2000). He has many other acting credits dating back to the early 80s.
He appeared on television shows such as, “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Sanford and Son,” “The Wayans Bros.,” “227,” “The Tonight Show, “Sister, Sister,” Parents in Crime” and “The Royal Family.”
Reynaldo Rey was born in Sequoyah County, Okla., he was of African-American and Native-American ancestry, and grew up in the Kansas City nightlife.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education at Kansas State Teacher’s College. He moved to Cleveland and taught for a few years as a member of the Karamu House Theatre. Reynaldo Rey had been entertainer for over 30 years.