The comedy world has sadly lost a number of veterans over the past year and, sadly, another has left us far too soon. Gilbert Gottfried, the legendary stand-up comedian and actor known for his edgy humor, has died. The Hollywood veteran was 67 at the time of his passing.
Gilbert Gottfried’s death was confirmed by his family via a post on his Instagram account. Per the statement, the star passed away after “a long illness.” The Gottfried family remembered the patriarch as “a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father” while also referring to him as the most iconic voice in Hollywood.” You can view the post down below, which includes a photo of the beloved comic:
Comedy aficionados would certainly agree that the late star had one of the most unique voices in the industry. Aside from his sharp and crass humor, much of which was considered taboo, he was widely known for performing with an exaggerated shrill voice, which he also used in a lot of his voice acting work. It would be an understatement to say that he’s one of the most unique talents to have ever held a mic.
We here at CinemaBlend extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Gilbert Gottfried during this difficult time.
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