April 6, 2017: Don Rickles Mourned by Hollywood

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Don Rickles, who died April 6, 2017, at age 90 of kidney failure at his home in Los Angeles, CA, outlasted virtually all of his peers from the comedy and acting worlds. The insult comic earned a great nickname, Mr. Warmth.

The great comedian (and actor) was mourned by the Hollywood community that we was a big part of for decades. First though, Rickles‘ own final tweet, a romantic one to his wife, Barbara, on March 11, 2017, on the occasion of their 52nd anniversary.

From the late Joan Rivers Twitter account…

David Letterman: “Such a professional, such a gentleman. I already miss him.”

Bob Newhart (and wife Ginnie): “He was called ‘The Merchant of Venom,’ but in truth, he was one of the kindest, caring, and most sensitive human beings we have ever known. We are devastated and our world will never be the same. We were totally unprepared for this.”

Fellow comedian Jim Gaffigan…

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  1. Mike L
    #1 Mike L 7 April, 2017, 02:47

    So sad to read earlier today of Don Rickles passing away. When I think of a true king of comedy he’s way up there as one of the greatest of all time. Grew up laughing along with my parents watching him whenever possible. I can’t think of a better guest on Carson’s Tonight show. And he was definitely the roast master preeminent king!! He was sharp and funny as hell up until the end the last few times I saw him on TV last year. RIP Don Rickles

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