‘A Giant Loss’: Hollywood Reacts to Don Rickles’ Death



Today, renowned comedian Don Rickles passed away at the age of 90. Rickles was known for being one of the greatest insult comics of all time, appearing at The Friars Club roasts, on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and for having his own show, The Don Rickles Show. He also played Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story series.

He was incredibly influential in comedy, and Hollywood is remembering and mourning him on social media:

There aren’t many people who I’ve met who have literally stopped me cold due to being starstruck. #donrickles was one of those people. His comedy has been a staple in my family for three generations. His legendary antics and his status as one of the last living true Hollywood legends made me enormously grateful to be able to sit by his side just a few short months ago. I feel blessed for the limited time I got to chat with him and thank him for being so hugely influential in my life. And in what seems like an eerie coincidence, out of the blue, my daughters, wife and I watched Toy Story on the way to the airport yesterday in the car. It is but a brief reminder that his work will continue to live on and touch and entertain my children and their children for years to come. Thank you Mr. Rickles for one taking us all on one hell of a ride. #RIP

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