Reynaldo Rey Dead: White Men Can’t Jump Actor and Comedian Dies at 75

Reynaldo Rey
White Men Can't Jump star and stand-up comedian Reynaldo Rey died at the age of 75 on Thursday, May 28 Rachel Worth / WENN

Reynaldo Rey has died at the age of 75, CNN reports. The actor and comedian passed away on Thursday, May 28, following complications from a stroke he suffered last year.

Rey was born in Sequoyah County, Okla., and began his acting career with an appearance in the TV series Sanford in 1981. Some of his other small screen credits include The Bernie Mac Show, The Royal Family, The Wayans Bros, Everybody Hates Chris, and 227.

"Rest in peace to my dear friend and 227 co-star, Reynaldo Rey," actress Jackée Harry tweeted on Thursday. "'Red' will always hold a place in my heart. xox." (Rey also appeared in one episode of Harry's series Sister, Sister in 1998.)

The star is perhaps best known, however, for his film roles. His most memorable characters include Tad in White Men Can't Jump (1992) and Red's Father in Friday (1995). He also appeared in House Party 3, American Dream, and Divine Intervention, and last starred in 2012's Pawn Shop.

According to his biography page, Rey most recently wrote, directed, and financed the play Hollywood P.O.

Rey is survived by his wife Evelyn, daughter, and two sons.

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