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Death of Gilbert Gottfried: comedian and Aladdin star died at the age of 67

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Comedian Gilbert Gottfried has died at the age of 67.

Death of the actor and comedian best known for the instantly recognizable voice he lent to characters like Iago in Disney’s AladdinThis was announced by his family on Tuesday (April 12).

“We are heartbroken to announce the death of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness,” read a statement shared on Twitter.

“In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children.”

They continued, “Although today is a sad day for all of us, please laugh as loud as you can in Gilbert’s honor.”

His field Paying tribute to Gottfried, star Jason Alexander tweeted, “Gilbert Gottfried sometimes made me laugh when the laugh didn’t come easy. What a gift. I didn’t know him well but I loved what he shared with me. My best wishes and condolences to his family.”

Gottfried was known early in his career as “The Comedian’s Comedian” on the New York comedy scene, having been on stage by the age of 15.

In 1980 he joined the cast of Saturday night livebut only appeared on the show for 12 episodes.

He later said he “hated” his time on the show, and told Joe Rogan last year that joining right after the original cast left meant he wasn’t accepted by audiences.

“It would be like in the middle of Beatlemania saying, ‘Oh, we’re getting four other guys who’re gonna be the Beatles,’ or when friends was on, ‘We’re recasting friends but look at it the same way,’” he said.

In the late 1980s, he further developed his shocking and often controversial humor on Howard Stern’s radio show.

Film roles were added Beverly Hills Cop II, problem child, Look who’s talking II and The Aristocrats.

And let Jafar’s parrot accomplice Jago have his say Aladdin In 1992 he provided voices for The rather odd parents and Ren and Stimpy.

In 2014, Goddfried launched his own celebrity interview podcast called Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcastwhose last new episode was released last week (April 4th).

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/gilbert-gottfried-dead-voice-age-movies-b2056705.html Death of Gilbert Gottfried: comedian and Aladdin star died at the age of 67

JOE HERNANDEZ

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