It’s never easy to lose a friend and on Monday, several celebs were saddened by the news that actor and comedian Ricky Harris passed away at 54.
Though the cause of death is not currently known, Ricky’s manager, Cindy Ambers, did say her client suffered a heart attack two years ago.
Harris was the son of a preacher and grew up in Long Beach singing in a church choir with childhood friend Snoop Dogg.
The funnyman gained attention in the ├óΓé¼╦£90s through HBO‘s Def Comedy Jam before going on to appear on shows like The Tracy Morgan Show and Everybody Hates Chris, and more recently the movie Dope.
Damn damn damn yo I just heard Ricky Harris died! I’m in tears! Fuck 2016 fuck it! He was like one of the dudes I look up too when I started
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) December 27, 2016
RIP Ricky Harris. ├░┼╕╦£┼╛
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Estelle (@EstelleDarlings) December 27, 2016
Snoop also shared a touching tribute to his longtime friend on Instagram:
Ricky Harris. R. I. P. ├░┼╕╦£┬Ñ├░┼╕Γäó┬Å├░┼╕┬Å┬╛A video posted by snoopdogg (@snoopdogg) on Dec 26, 2016 at 3:47pm PST
Harris is survived by his mother, his ex-wife, as well as two daughters.
Our hearts go out to all those affected by the loss of Harris as he won’t be soon forgotten.
[Image via Instagram.]