Skip to main content

This site works best in IE9 and up and in other modern web browsers

Legendary Comedian Don Rickles has Died – Rest in Peace

As Variety reports:

Rickles died Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, his longtime publicist Paul Shefrin confirmed.

Though he appeared in films and on television, Rickles’ mainstay was always nightclub performances, appearing in Las Vegas and elsewhere into his late 80s. He also found late success as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” films, which were exceptional box office performers, and popped up frequently on latenight talkshows.

Rickles’ career had its ups and downs as comedic tastes changed, and his curmudgeonly persona was sometimes out of kilter with audience tastes, but he survived long after many of his contemporaries had disappeared into retirement. And when he was hot, he was a potent club headliner, insulting his audience with his two key signature phrases “dummy” and “hockey puck.”

Survivors include Rickles’ wife Barbara; a daughter and a son; and two grandchildren.

This is tragic:

Let us pray for the Rickles family during this difficult time. RIP