Who is Yvonne Mooney?
Yvonne Mooney is widely known as the wife of famed actor and comedian Paul Mooney who has passed away at the age of 79, per his representative Cassandra Williams’ conversation with The Hollywood Reporter. The star leaves behind a highly lauded and remarkable career on both stage and screen.
The actor and comedian died on Wednesday 19th May at 5:30 a.m. at his home in Oakland, California.
The Paul Mooney official Twitter page also confirmed the news of his passing.
Thank you all from the bottom of all of our hearts …you’re all are the best!…… Mooney World .. The Godfather of Comedy – ONE MOON MANY STARS! .. To all in love with this great man.. many thanks🙏🏾
— Paul Mooney (@PaulEalyMooney) May 19, 2021
How old is Yvonne Mooney?
Yvonne Mooney is believed to be in her 60s.
Paul Mooney Wife Yvonne Mooney
Back in 1973, Paul was married to Yvonne Mooney, an actress known for her role in Which Way Is Up? (1977). Yvonne also did a spot of modeling in her career, establishing a name for herself in the ’70s. Unfortunately, her and Paul’s relationship didn’t stand the test of time, with the couple divorcing a few years later.
In the time after that, Paul actually got remarried to a woman named Shelley, but few details are known about her.
Was Paul Mooney Married?
Paul was married to his wife Yvonne in 1973. Though the couple later divorced they share four children together.
News of the comedian’s death was first reported by journalist Roland Martin.
Paul Mooney Children, Kids, Family
Though the couple later divorced they share four children together: Wayne, Daryl, Spring, and Shane Mooney. Paul had a fifth child, a son named Symeon, however, he was tragically killed in 2001. In a tweet from 2019, Paul Mooney said: “My best friends are my children… all four of them.”
Following the news of Paul’s death, his daughter Spring tweeted: “Give me a moment !!! My best friend just died and my world is forever SHOOK !!! I really can’t put into words right now my feelings .. know that I LOVE THIS MAN AND I AM BROKEN.”
Mooney is survived by his four children: Dwayne Mooney, Shane Mooney, Daryl Mooney, and Symeon Mooney.
Paul Mooney Net Worth Cause of Death
In a tweet, Martin wrote in part: “Comedic legend Paul Mooney has passed away. His cousin, Rudy Ealy, just called me from Paul’s phone and said he passed away two hours ago after suffering a heart attack at his home in Oakland. He was 79 years old at the time of death.”
Mooney’s Twitter account also shared a message on Wednesday morning following the news.
“Thank you all from the bottom of all of our hearts …you’re all are the best,” the tweet reads. “Mooney World .. The Godfather of Comedy – ONE MOON MANY STARS! .. To all in love with this great man.. many thanks.”
I wrote a poem for Paul Mooney. Rest in power, you funny motherfucker. pic.twitter.com/uJqEv1cm5g
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) May 19, 2021
The Comedian died on Wednesday morning after experiencing a heart attack at his home in Oakland, California, his publicist confirmed to Insider.
Paul Mooney Obituary
Mooney, whose birth name is Paul Gladney, worked as both an actor and a writer in his career, which spanned seven decades. He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1941 and moved to Oakland, California, several years later.
He was the head writer on “The Richard Pryor Show” in 1977 and cowrote several of Richard Pryor’s comedy albums and “Saturday Night Live” jokes. Mooney also served as a writer on the 1970s sitcom “Sanford and Son,” 1990s sketch comedy series “In Living Color,” and “Chappelle’s Show”.
As an actor, he’s known for playing Sam Cooke in the 1978 Academy Award-winning film, “The Buddy Holly Story.”
Many celebrities took to social media to remember the famed comedian, including Oscar winner Viola Davis, Ava DuVernay and Maxwell.