Don Rickles, the legendary insult comic has died at the age of 90. Today, April 6, Jimmy Kimmel, Billy Crystal and more comedians and celebs are taking to social media to mourn the loss of the icon. See their messages right here.
Don Rickles passed away at 90 years old today, April 6, of kidney failure. Immediately, Jimmy Kimmel, 49, and more famous comedians jumped on social media to share their favorite memories of Don. “90 years with Don Rickles weren’t enough. One of the sweetest and most lovely people I had the pleasure of knowing. We miss you already,” the talk show host tweeted. “Aw jeez. Rickles .Sweetest, funniest, legend and mensch. Came to a party at my house gave me a dollar and told me to get a nicer place.#RIP,” Craig Ferguson echoed. “Don Rickles is one of the biggest reasons I am a comic today. I feel bad, mostly for everyone in Heaven who will now learn first hand from the sharpest wits ever, what it’s like to be Rickled,” Tim Allen also wrote.
Check out more messages below:
Don Rickles has passed away.
A giant loss.
— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) April 6, 2017
Don Rickles, you kept us laughing for so many years. We will miss you dearly. Thanks for the zingers. You were one of a kind.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 6, 2017
In lieu of flowers, Don Rickles' family has requested that people drop their pants and fire a rocket. #RIPDonRickles
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 6, 2017
RIP Don Rickles. One of the funniest people that ever lived, you dumb schmuck.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) April 6, 2017
My friend, my dad, the funniest biggest hearted of them all. A beautiful husband and father. My heart is broken. Rest In Peace. Don Rickles.
— bob saget (@bobsaget) April 6, 2017
Quite simply one of the funniest ever.
RIP Don Rickles 90 https://t.co/xiZf1U1g6J
— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) April 6, 2017
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Damn. He was one of the greats and one of my all time favorites. RIP @DonRickles. You will never be forgotten. :(
— Jim O'Heir (@JimOHeir) April 6, 2017
RIP Don Rickles. Legend.
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) April 6, 2017
Back in the day, Donald Jay “Don” Rickles often appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and the Late Show with David Letterman. He went on to become one of the most famous stand-up comics on earth, and was known for his abrasive brand of humor. Don’s publicist, Paul Shefrin, confirmed the sad news, and said the comedian died at his home in Los Angeles.
Some of Don’s last words to the world came via his official Twitter account on his 52nd wedding anniversary. “We are celebrating our 52nd Wedding Anniversary March 14th. Happy Anniversary my dear wife, Barbara. You are my life. XO Pussycat (Me),” he tweeted. So heartbreaking!
You can click through our gallery, attached, to see photos of Don throughout his long life, and our hearts go out to Don’s friends and family during this difficult time.
HollywoodLifers, were you inspired by Don Rickles at all? Leave your memories of him in the comments below.