Iconic comedian and voiceover actor Gilbert Gottfried passed away at 67 after struggling with a "long illness." His family confirmed the tragic news.
Gottfried passed away on April 12, at 67. He was a father, a husband, and the family asked fans to keep laughing, as the comedian would've wanted that.
Gottfried's Voice Was More Famous Than His Name
As a stand-up comedian, Gilbert Gottfried started working at 15. Generations grew up with his voice acting skills, shown in Disney's Aladdin and PBS' Cyberchase.
In 2014, Gilbert started a weekly Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast. It includes interviews, as well as genuinely funny insights.
Gottfried was hard-working and active until the end, so fans were shocked to learn that he dealt with an illness.
Heartbreaking News For Millions Of Fans
Gilbert's family statement said that the actor was a "wonderful husband, brother, friend, and father." It also said that the comedian passed away after "a long illness."
The statement ended on a brighter side, as the Gottfried family wanted people to keep laughing.
Remembering The Legend
The news of the comedian's death came only a few months after his colleagues, Bob Saget and Louie Anderson, passed away.
The photo he posted to remember his friends and coworkers is now among the most shared on social media: