During a recent interview with TMZ, Chappelle noted that the day “is a rough one” before recognizing Mooney’s accomplishments.
“The best that ever did it passed away today,” he remarked. “His legacy live forever. He performed on everything from ‘The Richard Pryor Show’ to ‘Chappelle’s Show.’ He was one among the first African-Americans to join the Writers Guild of America. Paul Mooney will be sorely missed and wildly remembered. I’ll see to that.”