Ricky Harries Dies at 54
Very sad news. Comedian, actor and producer Ricky Harris has died at the age of 54. According to multiple reports, he died today (December 26th) of a heart attack. Harris played his first movie roles in Poetic Justice in 1993 and Murder Was the Case: The Movie in 1995. He also had minor roles in Michael Mann’s 1995 crime film Heat and Mikael Salomon’s 1998 action movie Hard Rain. Harris is the voice of DJ EZ Dicc, TaaDow, and Saul-T-Nutz from various skits featured on albums from Snoop Dogg to Tha Dogg Pound.
From 1996 to 1998 he played the role of Javon “J.W.” Willis in six episodes on the sitcom Moesha. In the 2001 film Bones, Harris played alongside Snoop Dogg and Pam Grier.
In 2004, Harris lent his voice to various characters in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. From 2006 to 2008 he played a recurring character, Malvo, in the sitcom comedy Everybody Hates Chris.
Mike Epps, Warren G, Loni Love and Snoop Dogg have shared their condolences on social media.
My comedy brother #RickyHarris has passed on .. I learned a lot from Ricky as I worked at The Comedy Act Theater and he was the host.. he was one of the best stand ups that I have ever seen.. His comedy was raw and honest being a Long Beach native .. He was also a phenomenal actor and just real person. I will miss him dearly. Condolences to his family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and loved ones.
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