Cummings Statement on Passing of Dick Gregory

August 20, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. (August 20, 2017) — Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the following statement on the passing of comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory: 

“I am deeply saddened by the death of my friend, teacher and mentor, Dick Gregory.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.  Dick’s comedy, speeches and activism brought laughter to millions, gave a voice to the voiceless, and spoke truth to power.  He will be missed by many.”