Paul Mooney has died

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 19: Comedian Paul Mooney backstage at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on November 19, 2015, in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Comedic legend, Paul Mooney has died. The longtime comedian, writer and actor died from a heart attack, according to TMZ.

He was 79-years-old.

The outlet reports that Mooney died Wednesday morning at his home in Oakland. Paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive him after he suffered a heart attack.

Mooney has been out of the public eye for a few years. He was also reported to have been suffering from dementia for some time and was staying with a family member.

He is known best for his work with Richard Pryor.