After acclaimed actress and singer Della Reese died on November 19, 2017, she and her good friend comedian Redd Foxx are now probably laughing and joking in spirit together.
Before both legends passed away, Foxx initially gained notoriety with his raunchy nightclub acts during the 1950s and 1960s. Known as the “King of the Party Records”, he performed on more than 50 records in his lifetime. From movies to television shows, Foxx had since been known as one of the best comedians to have EVER done it.
One of his good friends in the business was singer and actress Della Reese.
“We were hungry together. We were out of work together,” Reese laughs loudly. “We shared sandwiches together. He (Foxx) loved helping others. The public makes him out to be a nasty mouth, mean person. He was the total opposite – a gentle loving person. If you needed something, he would go into his pocket and give it to you.”
In the video above, Della Reese explains how infuriating it was to see her friend die and what was worse was how the producers who were running the show they were on acted and reacted to the stars death.
In the words of Reese, Foxx and her were filming a show together called The Royal Family, and on that day, the show Entertainment Tonight, was on set to film a special about Foxx. So during one scene where Foxx had no lines, and was only supposed to be seen in the background, the used a stand in during rehearsal while Foxx was being interviewed.
But in trying to show a sign of authority, the producers of the show dragged Foxx out of his dressing room where then had to only walk behind a chair. Once Foxx found out that he didn’t have any lines and was just being used, he was livid and started cursing, only to grab his heart in pain and look at Reese saying, “Go call my wife. Go get my wife!”
Foxx had suffered a massive heart attack.
The most common symptom of a heart attack is chest pain or discomfort which may travel into the shoulder, arm, back, neck, or jaw. Often it is in the center or left side of