Rain Pryor Mourned Dad's Absence During Daughter's Birth

10/01/2008 at 12:30 PM ET
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Actress and comedienne Rain Pryor met her father — renowned comedian Richard Pryor — at age four, and over the years the pair formed an unbreakable bond. Unfortunately, due to her grandfather’s death in 2005, Rain’s 5 ½-month-old daughter Lotus Marie will never know him. This fact hit Rain hard at Lotus’ birth — she explains that she cried after the delivery because "he was not here." Even though Richard wasn’t around in the physical sense when his granddaughter was born, Rain knows that the funnyman’s presence was in the room.

"She was born on April Fools’ Day. You know he was there."

Rain, 39, will perform her show, The Pryor Experience, on October 3rd and 4th in Pennsylvania and October 14th in Texas. For more information, visit Rain’s Official Website.

Source: Philadelphia Daily News

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Lorelei on

My youngest was born 9 months after my father died. It was 6 months after my daughter was born. I very much felt his presence as well in the delivery room. We named him Adam Robert (his middle name for grandpa). I think I miss him more as my children are growing-so much I would have liked him to see and know. We like to say that Adam played with grandpa in heaven.

peachpye on

I love the April Fools Day comment. Her dad was a comedic genius, IMO.

jasmine on

I also loved the April Fools’ Day comment. Aww :)

FC on

I feel for her, but she’s right, he must’ve had something to do with his granddaughter being born on April Fool’s Day. I bet he’d already have a few comedic lines made up for it if he were still here. Maybe he does and he’s sharing them right now…;)

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