Access Unlocked Saturday August 19, 2017 Activist and comedian Dick Gregory passed away on Saturday from heart failure, at the age of eight-four (84) in Washington, D.C. Prior to his death, he was hospitalized for a bacterial infection.
Gregory used his comedic style, to combat racism in his stand-up shows. He is also known for protesting the Vietnam War, being a motivational speaker and author.
In 1967, Gregory ran for the mayor of Chicago against Richard J. Daley. The activist also ran for the President of the United States for the Freedom and Peace Party.