RIP: Don Rickles

posted by Caroline J. Cook - 

Comedian Don Rickles has died at age 90 as a result of kidney failure, according to his publicist, Paul Shefrin. The Emmy award winner was at home in Los Angeles at the time of his death. 

More on the Hollywood legend HERE from The Washington Post. 



Don Rickles, the irrepressible master of the comic insult whose humor was a fast-paced, high-volume litany of mockery in which members of his audience were the (usually) willing victims of his verbal assaults, died April 6 at his home Los Angeles. He was 90.

The cause was kidney failure, said his publicist, Paul Shefrin.

When Mr. Rickles developed his stand-up act in the 1950s, his humor was considered shocking, with a raw, abrasive, deeply personal edge. If he wasn’t the first “insult comic,” he was by far the most successful and most widely imitated, becoming a fixture on television and in nightclubs for decades. 

More on the Hollywood legend HERE from The Washington Post. 



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