Ten years ago, ABC News' Siegel asked a fragile and frail Pryor if he had any regrets.
"No. … Why?," he asked. "There's nothing you can do about it. You know what I mean? This is it. Get what you can, while you are here. Enjoy it, man. It's fun. It's a great thing to have this life."
Pryor's widow said he found peace before he died.
"I came back into his life in '94, never really having left, and there was a lot of struggle," Jennifer Lee Pryor said. "Eventually, I saw him have an acceptance and a peace."
"No one ever knows what going on in his very interior soul between him and his god about his life," she added. "I know he did have a peace, and I know he passed peacefully, too, with a smile on his face."