“Some people say funny things, but I say things funny.”
Don Rickles, king of roasts, a working funnyman until the very end, has passed away. He was 90.
“Emmy-Award winning iconic comedian Don Rickles passed away at his home Los Angeles this morning as a result of kidney failure. Rickles would have turned 91 on May 8,” his publicist said in a statement. “Rickles also had great success as an actor and best-selling author. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara, as well as their daughter Mindy Mann and her husband Ed, and Rickles’ two grandchildren, Ethan and Harrison Mann.”
Johnny Carson affectionately nicknamed Rickles “Mr. Warmth” for his caustic brand of humor. Rickles was in many films, including “Run Silent, Run Deep,” “The Rat Race,” “Kelly’s Heroes” and “Casino.”