Comedian and Actor Ricky Harris Dies of Heart Attack at Age 54

Comedian and Actor Ricky Harris Dies of Heart Attack at Age 54

Comedian and actor Ricky Harris known for his comedic contributions to hip-hop died Monday at age 54.

According to his manager, Cindy Ambers, Harris passed away Monday after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Harris the son of a preacher grew up singing in the choir of his father’s church in Long Beach, CA.

His career took off after a successful performance on “Def Comedy Jam” in the 1990’s. He appeared on Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound’s albums performing various hilarious skits as DJ EZ Dicc, TaaDow, and Saul-T-Nutz. Harris also played Malvo, a recurring character on the TV sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris.”

Harris is survived by his mother, ex-wife and two daughters.

Celebrity friends including Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer paid tribute to Harris via social media.

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