We here at Comedy Hype had the pleasure to speak with Dick Gregory back in February of this year. In recent years, Dick was accompanied on the road by his Nephew Mark Gregory, who always expressed being grateful to work with the icon. Mark was the reason we were fortunate to connect with the legendary comedian. With the recent passing of Mr. Gregory, Mark has finally broken his silence on the matter. The other day on his Instagram, the fellow stand-up shared some words of reflection about his Uncle’s passing. Dick Gregory was 84. Here’s what Mark had to say in an open-letter.
On behalf of the Gregory family, I would like to thank everyone one that has extended their condolences via text message, calls or social media. The love you all have extended has definitely been felt & appreciated. As I reflect back on the last two years that I’ve toured and spent time with my uncle. Sharing the stage with him at times was surreal. Very rarely do we get to meet or work our heroes. When I began my comedy journey, my dream was to do at least one show with him. As fate would have it, that one show become many. So for that I am eternally grateful. His sacrifices & contributions to this earth were unmatched and will echo through out time for generations to come. Thank you for all that you did not just for comedians, but humanity as well.