Gilbert Gottfried used his “know it all” voice to make people laugh – up to his Died this week at 67.
On Thursday, it was revealed that the beloved funny guy – although often disputed – continued to work in the days leading up to his death.
Poignant footage has been released of what may be his final appearance: a commercial filmed March 16 for the California-based Hollywood Offices, TMZ reports.
Company president Brad Folb said he booked the “Problem Child” star, who shot a “cameo-style” gonzo ad through an agency called Memmo – which matches clients with celebrities for all kinds of personalized messaging.
The former “SNL” star was paid around $1,300 for the appearance, the outlet reported.
Folb said he’s looking for a “know-it-all” star who’s instantly recognizable, and Gottfried’s signature tart vocals certainly fit the bill. He sent the comic book actor loose directions — but no firm directions were needed for this veteran industry professional.
“You’d be an idiot if you rented it from someone else! Go to Hollywood Offices – that’s the only one!” he yells with a wave of his hand in the selfie shot clip. “I am done with you. I do not talk to you. If you’re even considering renting office space from anyone other than Hollywood Offices! … Side walk. You would have to be an idiot of the highest order. That means with a crown on your head.”
It’s no surprise that Fold called the impromptu results “hilarious.”
reps for the iconic Jago from “Aladdin” have not responded to requests for comment on other possible posthumous projects that may fall in the future.
Meanwhile, Gottfried’s grieving family has hailed him as “the most iconic voice in comedy” as they confirmed the devastating news in a statement Tuesday afternoon, saying “we are heartbroken” and sharing only that he died after a “long death” due to illness.”
Gottfried’s representative, Glenn Schwartz, revealed that the actor succumbed to a heart abnormality called recurrent ventricular tachycardia, an arrhythmia caused by myotonic dystrophy type 2.
Myotonic dystrophy (DM) is a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle wasting and weakness, primarily affecting the limbs and face, but eventually leading to fatal respiratory, skeletal and cardiac muscle complications.
People with DM are at higher risk of irregular heartbeats, including ventricular tachycardia, an arrhythmia in the lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart that makes the heart beat faster. A sustained accelerated rhythm can cause a fatal drop in blood pressure.
Gottfried’s heart condition had been public knowledge for some time.
On the cusp of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, he canceled a series from live shows in Montana when his doctors reportedly advised him not to fly due to his weakened heart during a virus outbreak.
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