27/12/2016 11:33 SAST | Updated 27/12/2016 12:51 SAST

Celebrities And Fans Lament Ricky Harris's Death

The world is going to be less funny without Ricky Harris. 😞

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Comedian and actor Ricky Harris has reportedly died at the age of 54 after suffering a heart attack. He was known for his roles in "Everybody hates Chris", "Dope", and "Heat".

OkayPlayer reported on Tuesday that he passed away after suffering a heart attack and his death was confirmed by friends and family on social media.

Harris also plied his trade on shows such as "The District", "The Tracy Morgan Show", "The Game", "Everybody Hates Chris" and "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story".

He also featured extensively in the hip-hop industry by lending his voice for skits on numerous projects.

Fans, celebrities and those who worked closely with him took to social media to express shock and remember his contributions to the entertainment world.