Richard Pryor Statue Unveiled in His Hometown of Peoria, Illinois

Richard Pryor statue unveiled in Peoria, IL. (Photo: Instagram)
Richard Pryor statue in Peoria, IL. (Photo: Instagram)

According to comedyhype.com, legendary comedian and actor Richard Pryor finally had his statue placed and presented in his hometown of Peoria, Illinois. Yesterday, with his son Richard Pryor Jr. and many fans in attendance, the 7-foot 1/2 statue of Pryor holding a microphone was unveiled. In September of 2014, the now members of the Black And Brown Comedy Get Down tour helped raised the final funds to complete the new statue.  To see video of the unveiling, click here.

article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (follow @lakinhutcherson)

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