This Day in Black History: Oct. 11, 1991

Comedian Redd Foxx, most known for his work on the sitcom "Sanford and Son", dies.

Posted: 10/11/2011 07:00 AM EDT

Comedian Redd Foxx (born: John Elroy Sanford), is best known for his role as Fred Sanford on the sitcom “Sanford and Son” and hailed as a pioneer in Black comedy. Foxx suffered a fatal heart attack while on the set of a 90’s sitcom, The Royal Family, in Los Angeles, California, a tragically ironic twist on his famous “Sanford and Son” riff, “Elizabeth, I'm comin' to join ya, honey!”  

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