Gilbert Gottfried, comedian and actor, dead at 67

Gilbert Gottfried, comedian and actor, dead at 67

Comic Gilbert Gottfried, recognized for his distinctive voice, loud supply and unfiltered humor, died at age 67, his household introduced Tuesday.

“We’re heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after an extended sickness,” the funnyman’s household stated in an announcement, which didn’t give a reason for loss of life.

“Along with being probably the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was an exquisite husband, brother, buddy and father to his two younger youngsters. Though right this moment is a tragic day for all of us, please hold laughing as loud as doable in Gilbert’s honor.”

Gottfried’s best-known function would be the wisecracking parrot Iago in “Aladdin.”Ron Galella Assortment through Getty

Gottfried additionally voiced the speaking duck in a sequence of Aflac commercials.Disney through Getty Photographs

The Brooklyn native appeared in quite a few movies and TV reveals over his profession, however he could also be greatest recognized for voicing the wisecracking parrot Iago within the Disney movie “Aladdin.”

Gottfried additionally voiced a speaking duck in a sequence of commercials for Aflac insurance coverage, till he was fired in 2011 over controversial jokes concerning the Fukushima catastrophe in Japan.

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