Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory has died at 84

Posted at 8:36 AM, Aug 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-20 12:20:27-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died.

He was 84. Gregory's son, Christian, told The Associated Press his father died late Saturday in Washington, D.C. after being hospitalized for about a week.