The Iconic Comedian Gilbert Gottfried died at the age of 67. He was known for his iconic grating voice & blue comedy. He was a comedian, film, and television actor with an iconic memorable voice. His family announced his death on Tuesday.
Gilbert Gottfried Cause Of Death
Gottfried died at 2:35 p.m. ET on Tuesday from Recurrent Ventricular Tachycardia due to Myotonic Dystrophy type II, according to Glenn Schwartz, his longtime friend, and publicist.
“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. It was a statement said on Twitter by his family.
Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor,” his family wrote in a post on Twitter.
Everyone knows him for his grating voice but it wasn’t yet his signature when he debuted as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” for one season from 1980 to 1981.
He did stand-up performances throughout the ’80s, regularly appearing on Howard Stern’s radio show.
What Happened to Gilbert Gottfried?
He has died after a long illness, his family said on Twitter. There is a statement about his death on Twitter.
He became known as “the comedian’s comedian” “because his live performances put aside political correctness while he delivers jokes that know no boundaries,” his representative said in a statement on Twitter.
Some of his iconic films include “Beverly Hills Cop II,” “Problem Child,” “Look Who’s Talking II” and “The Aristocrats.” He was also the voice of the wise-cracking parrot Iago in Disney’s iconic animated film “Aladdin.”