The wife of ailing comedian Richard Pryor is begging journalists to stop calling their home asking if the funnyman has died.

Multiple sclerosis has left Pryor virtually immobile, but his wife JENNIFER insists he's still aware of his surroundings and gets very upset when people call his house checking up on death stories.

She says, "Every so often we get a call at the house from someone asking if Richard died.

"That makes him so angry he wants to throw the phone at them - and he would if he still had the strength."

27/05/2005 03:21