A native of Long Beach, California, Harris got his start in 1995 on the show Def Comedy Jam. He went on to appear in several films and TV shows, including Poetic Justice and later, Moesha and Everybody Hates Chris. More recently, fans saw his work in Dope.
Ricky Harris also appeared on hip-hop albums for Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube. The rappers shared their condolences on social media:
We send our love and condolences to all of his friends and family at this time.
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