Actor and comedian Reynaldo Rey or as many friends called him, “Red” has died at the age of 75, CNN reports. The actor and comedian passed away on Thursday, May 28, following complications from a stroke he suffered last year.
Rey was born in Sequoyah County, Okla., and began his acting career with an appearance in the TV series Sanford in 1981. Some of his other small screen credits include The Bernie Mac Show, The Royal Family, The Wayans Bros, Everybody Hates Chris, and 227.
For many, including Rey, caring for someone after a stroke can be difficult. Here are a few things to expect:
- Weakness, paralysis, and problems with balance or coordination.
- Pain, numbness, or burning and tingling sensations.
- Fatigue, which may continue after you return home.
- Inattention to one side of the body, also known as neglect; in extreme cases, you may not be aware of your arm or leg.
- Urinary or bowel incontinence.
- Speech problems or difficulty understanding speech, reading, or writing.
- Difficulty swallowing.
- Memory problems, poor attention span, or difficulty solving problems.
- Visual problems.
- Depression, anxiety, or mood swings with emotional outbursts.
- Difficulty recognizing limitations caused by the stroke.
“Rest in peace to my dear friend and 227 co-star, Reynaldo Rey,” actress Jackée Harry tweeted on Thursday. “‘Red’ will always hold a place in my heart. xox.” (Rey also appeared in one episode of Harry’s series Sister, Sister in 1998.)
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