Rest in Peace, Comedian Gilbert Gottfried: 1955-2022


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Gilbert Gottfried, a comedian best known for his loud voice deliberate delivery, has passed away at the age of 67, it was announced by his family, which noted in a statement that he had been “battling a long illness’:

“We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness. In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children. Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor.”

Gottfried, born in Brooklyn in 1955, amassed a successful career as a result of his edgy humor and unique voice.

Gottfried’s passing is the third very notable death in the comedy world in a few months — one Gottfried memorialized back in January when fellow legend Louie Anderson passed. The photo, of Gottfriend with Anderson and Bob Saget (who passed in early January) now has even more of an impact:

Over the years, Gottfried became an unmistakable presence and well-known comedian thanks to his voice, which also earned him notable roles as Iago the parrot in Disney’s Aladdin in 1992 and, of course, the voice of the duck in the long-running Aflac insurance commercials.

… until Gottfried lost the role due to some controversial tweets, which he addressed on numerous occasions:

 

May Gilbert Gottfried rest in peace.