Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor, aka Richard Pryor, who was known for his quick witted, colorfully profane and racially charged sense of humor, is considered to be one of the greatest stand-up comedians of the 20th century, having been critically acclaimed by both Rolling Stone and Comedy Central, as well as others.  

On June 9, 1980, and after several days of freebasing cocaine, Mr. Pryor felt compelled to bathe in 151-proof rum and to play with matches before streaking down his block, which not only makes this Dick the second most famous black guy to have caught fire, R.I.P. Michael Jackson, but also one who added his name to that long list of black guys that have been witnessed running through the hood while high as fuck.