Dave Chappelle Dead At 42

Dave Chappelle Dead

Dave Chappelle Dead At 42

Actor/Comedian Dave Chappelle, Dead At 42
Tuesday, December 29nd, 2015 Posted: 8:10 am EST

Yellow Springs, Ohio, (AP) — ,Dave Chappelle the famous actor and Comedian, has died Tuesday afternoon in his home town of Ohio.

Chappelle, 42, was killed in a car accident late in the afternoon. Chappelle was stuck by a taxi cab while speaking with his wife, the cab was speeding and came onto the sidewalk striking Chappelle and throwing him face first against the windshield. Chappelle was killed instantly.

“This is a long sad day for us.” Wayne Phillips Ohio cheif of police said.

David Khari Webber “Dave” Chappelle[4] (/ʃəˈpɛl/, born August 24, 1973) is an American comedian, screenwriter, producer, and actor. After beginning his film career in 1993 as Ahchoo in Mel Brooks’ Robin Hood: Men in Tights, he landed major supporting roles in box office hits including The Nutty Professor, Con Air, and Blue Streak. His first lead role was in the 1998 comedy film Half Baked, directed by Tamra Davis and co-written by Neal Brennan and Chappelle himself.

In 2003, he became more widely known for his sketch comedy television series, Chappelle’s Show, co-written with Neal Brennan, which ran until his retirement from the show two years later. By 2006, Chappelle was called “the comic genius of America” by Esquire[1] and, in 2013, “the best” by aBillboard writer.[5] The show continues to run in popular late-night syndication and on television networks around the world. Comedy Central ranks him No. 43 in the “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.”[6]

The accident was a hit and run and the perpetrator is still at large.

Phillips said “It’s a really sad moment for us.”

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