Happy Reddfoxxday

9 Dec

It’s John Elroy Sanford’s 89th birthday.

You might know him better as Redd Foxx

Who doesn’t love Redd Foxx? If you raised your hand, kindly leave this blog. It clearly states in the nonexistent AbFabulisa rules that in order to hang out here, you must love Redd Foxx, OK? 

Any haters left? All gone? Good. Let’s move on, then. 

The story of Redd’s death is classic. We’ll use the Wikipedia version. 

On October 11, 1991, during a break from rehearsals for The Royal Family, he suffered a fatal heart attack on the set. Reportedly, co-star Della Reese and the rest of the cast and crew thought he was doing his classic “I’m coming, Elizabeth!” fake heart attack routine he made famous on Sanford and Son, even going as far as collapsing to the floor, although that was not part of the usual act. However, this heart attack was real, and Foxx did not regain consciousness.

We love and miss you, Redd. Happy birthday. 


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