going above and beyond
- Jun 18, 2004
- retired computer geek
Many people in the elite black comedy world have kept a secret for well over a year; their friend, mentor and colleague, Paul Mooney, is sick.
Many people who do not know Mooney spread rumors or made horrible assumptions about his health. But Mooney has been battling prostate cancer for well over a year and it has taken its toll. The once robust, burly, laughing black man now uses a wheelchair and cane.