Refresh for updates… Friends, colleagues and fans have been quick to react to the news of beloved comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried’s death today at 67.
“RIP Gilbert. Opening for Gilbert Gottfried at Carolines and Princeton Catch was one of the great thrills of my early stand up life,” wrote Jon Stewart. “He could leave you gasping for breath…just indescribably unusually hilarious…Damn.”
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“The most underrated comedian of all time, a wonderful friend, husband & father,” said comedian and director David Steinberg in a statement. “I will miss you. The world just got a lot less funny.”
“Nobody was funnier than @RealGilbert on a roll,” wrote comedian and filmmaker Judd Apatow. “He could put you into convulsive hysterics. He was also the sweetest man.”
“Gilbert Gottfried made me laugh at times when laughter did not come easily. What a gift,” wrote Seinfeld‘s Jason Alexander. “I did not know him well but I loved what he shared with me. My best wishes and sympathy to his family. #ripGilbertGottfried.”
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— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 12, 2022
He was a unique voice in comedy on so many levels. Unpredictable, one-of-a-kind, hilarious & irreplaceable! Thank you for the lifetime of laughs, sir.#RIP_GilbertGottfried 💔 https://t.co/5tUbQBdnn6
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) April 12, 2022
R.I.P. Gilbert Gottfried. One of the best Comedians I have ever seen. I'm so happy to have hung out with Gilbert & do shows together & he will be missed. My thoughts & prayers go out to his kids, & his wonderful wife Dara.
— John Melendez (@stutteringjohnm) April 12, 2022
We cast @RealGilbert as Patrick Swayze in the Clerks Cartoon because a) Patrick refused and b) I was a big Gilbert Gottfried fan. I first saw him on SNL and Mtv (https://t.co/x1guBx83te) but grew to love him via USA Up All Night, the Stern show & his epic Iago. RIP, Comedy King. https://t.co/nBcfldxBZQ
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) April 12, 2022
Fuck you, death. https://t.co/Fc4zXrlPw8
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 12, 2022
RIP Gilbert. Opening for Gilbert Gottfried at Carolines and Princeton Catch was one of the great thrills of my early stand up life. He could leave you gasping for breath…just indescribably unusually hilarious…Damn.
— Jon Stewart (@jonstewart) April 12, 2022
Nobody was funnier than @RealGilbert on a roll. He could put you into convulsive hysterics. He was also the sweetest man. His podcast is a comedy treasure. What a terrible loss. Sending my condolences and love to Dara and his family. https://t.co/qdZQV1A6sC
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) April 12, 2022
Gilbert Gottfried made me laugh at times when laughter did not come easily. What a gift. I did not know him well but I loved what he shared with me. My best wishes and sympathy to his family. #ripGilbertGottfried
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) April 12, 2022
Gilbert Gottfried made me laugh so hard that day on set, I could barely do my job. A wholly original comic, and an equally kind and humble guy behind the scenes. He will be missed. https://t.co/93cKB6KEg8
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) April 12, 2022
I am so sad to read about the passing of Gilbert Gottfried. Funny, politically incorrect but a softie on the inside. We met many times; he even pranked me on a plane, replacing my intepreter @655jack(they're like twins). Sending love to Dara & his children. RIP #gilbertgottfried pic.twitter.com/R4mxWBRsNo
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) April 12, 2022
I saw Gilbert perform in 1985 and when he entered to applause he said, “Thank you, thank you very much.” He then continued to say “thank you” repeatedly for ten full minutes. It was the nerviest, funniest thing I had seen. So sorry to lose this sweet and delightfully funny man.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) April 12, 2022
I shall miss you, my friend, my sometimes foil, my always pain in my side, usually from the belly laughs. The heavens are a great deal louder with you out there now, I’m sure. Keep ‘em shaking their heads and smiling, Gilbert. https://t.co/Wv1UGlKCQy
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 12, 2022
Just a super nice person. With a scathing wit. And I was always honored when he aimed that wit at me. He was both new school & old school at the same time. Rest In Peace Gilbert Gottfried. https://t.co/AcAn8K5l0L
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) April 12, 2022
Gilbert Gottfried meant more to me than you probably know. I have talked about this on my podcast and on his, but when I was 14 I got to see him do stand up, and it changed me. His subversiveness and bravery were unparalleled. And he made you fall down laughing. This sucks.
— Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman) April 12, 2022
Sending love to @RealGilbert’s wife Dara, his family & fans. Gilbert Gottfried was never not funny. He was a lovely guy, always friendly & made many people happy.
— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) April 12, 2022
Very sorry to hear of the passing of Gilbert
A great comic and a wonderful guy
— Diedrich Bader (@bader_diedrich) April 12, 2022
Gilbert would be the first one to make a joke about this picture today. The first. And he would not hold back. https://t.co/B8hszsDGcI
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) April 12, 2022
Big loss to the world of comedy. Gilbert Gottfried has left us. Fearless and hilarious!!! A truly lovely man, loved by all in comedy. May his memory be a blessing to his family, his friends & all he made laugh!
— Al Franken (@alfranken) April 12, 2022
Gilbert, I don’t want to believe this. I loved him. I’m heartbroken for his beautiful family. Say it ain’t so. For almost 40 years his spectacular comedy blew me away.
You can’t be funnier. My God, all who experienced him are crushed. Say it ain’t so.🙏♥️ https://t.co/pO3HW36ta7
— Richard Lewis (@TheRichardLewis) April 12, 2022
This is a sad day. https://t.co/Ed7VbNPOTX
— Tiffany Haddish (@TiffanyHaddish) April 12, 2022
Rest In Peace Gilbert Gottfried! First time I saw him live he did his Jackie Kennedy bit: “Jackie do you remember where you were…” in front of drunk Bruins fans at Nicks. #RIPGilbertGottfried https://t.co/9w0offZEZG
— Bill Burr (@billburr) April 12, 2022
Sad to hear of the passing of the groundbreaking and legendary Gilbert Gottfried. Here was the last time I saw you in Miami. My condolences to the family and friends of this genius comic, artist, and provocateur. Comedy mourns tonight. #comedy 🙏 🙏 🙏 pic.twitter.com/F3oIp81lmy
— Tom Green (@tomgreenlive) April 12, 2022
RIP Gilbert Gottfried. A completely unique comedian and classic voice. Our contemporary connection to Comedy’s Old School. Forever a ‘50s and ‘60s guy. Not too many of us left. Seems like I just did his Sirius/Podcast. Will always be the legendary example of making miserable fun. https://t.co/7YFsZYxGj3
— Stevie Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) April 12, 2022
OH NO. Gilbert Gottfried was one of my idols. A comedian's comedian if there ever was one. I wanted to work with him so badly. I hate this. RIP
— Hayden Schlossberg (@McSchlossberg) April 12, 2022
I really love Gilbert Gottfried's comedy and documentary on his life and – I really wish God would stop taking all the people who make us laugh and happy. Way too young, way too soon.
Love and light to his family and loved ones.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) April 12, 2022
Very sad about Gilbert Gottfried. As a young movie fan with no social life in the 1990s, USA Up All Night was how I found so many of my favorite films. Look at all the then-dismissed now-essential classics on this list. It was stealth film school. RIP. https://t.co/WCY8EcQtfb
— Carter Bays (@CarterBays) April 12, 2022
No one made me laugh more than Gilbert Gottfried and no one I know had a bigger heart. R.I.P. my friend. I enjoyed every minute of knowing you. #GilbertGottfried @RealGilbert
— Alan Zweibel (@AlanZweibel) April 12, 2022
Posting this to laugh while I cry. That time I got to Gilbert Gottfried with Gilbert Gottfried at COMICON, back in the #AMJoy days. What a great and funny guy. Rest in peace and deepest condolences to his family. 😔😢 pic.twitter.com/p89vfJnVMO
— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) April 12, 2022
RIP Gilbert Gottfried
— Jay Baruchel 🇨🇦 (@BaruchelNDG) April 12, 2022
I guess all the great comedians are dying because no one‘s allowed to make jokes about anything any more #RIP Gilbert
— Jackie Hoffman (@JackieHoffman16) April 12, 2022
No one was funnier. No one was kinder. The news of Gilbert Gottfried’s passing leaves me at a loss for words, something Gilbert never had. All my love goes out to his wife Dara, their two children and all of Gilbert’s family and many, many friends. This was the first time we met. pic.twitter.com/uYNP3wD3XT
— Jake Fogelnest (@jakefogelnest) April 12, 2022
RIP Gilbert Gottfried
I’m so sorry we did not have that last dinner
You were delightful
— Treat Williams (@Rtreatwilliams) April 12, 2022
Make 'em laugh in Power forever Gilbert Gottfried🎤💔
— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) April 12, 2022
I made Gilbert Gottfried laugh hard once. I've carried that around as a private badge of honor for years.
As a child of the 80s, he was always one of my late night heroes. No matter what thing he did, he was always also the Up All Night guy to me.
He will ABSOLUTELY be missed.
— C. Robert Cargill (@Massawyrm) April 12, 2022
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