Title: Orator Richmond Dead

Periodical: Richmond Dispatch

Date: January 7, 1890

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Buffalo Bill's Famous Talker Died Suddenly in Barcelona.

The friends of Frank Richmond in this city are surprised to learn of his death in Barcelona, Spain, last Thursday. Frank Richmond, although for years connected with the stage, is best known through his connection with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. During his engagement with that organization he made a reputation and acquaintance in Europe and America which he could never have achieved in the dramatic profession.

Richmond was about forty-five years of age. He is said to have been one of the best Simon Legrees in "Uncle Tom's Cabin," that ever trod the boards. Soon after Buffalo Bill organized his Wild West Show he obtained a position with it through the influence of Major John M. Burke, known as Arizona Joe, a lifelong friend.

Richmond was a man of magnificent physique and a most powerful voice. It was this latter qualification which secured him his position with Buffalo Bill. He was a son of the late Dr. Twitchell, of Brooklyn, and unmarried. He had many friends among his profession, both in this country and in Europe, and on his visit to this city with Buffalo Bill proved himself an agreeable and entertaining fellow. He it was who stood in the judges' stand on the race-course and explained the show as it went on.