Farewell Gilbert Gottfried: Comedian Dies After “Long Illness” – 2022 – Tributes
Gilbert, I don’t want to believe this. I loved him. I’m heartbroken for his beautiful family. Say it ain’t so. For almost 40 years his spectacular comedy blew me away.
You can’t be funnier. My God, all who experienced him are crushed. Say it ain’t so.🙏♥️ https://t.co/pO3HW36ta7
— Richard Lewis (@TheRichardLewis) April 12, 2022
Gilbert Gottfried made me laugh at times when laughter did not come easily. What a gift. I did not know him well but I loved what he shared with me. My best wishes and sympathy to his family. #ripGilbertGottfried
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) April 12, 2022
I don’t think I ever laughed as hard as I did sitting on a flight to LA across from Gilbert once in the early 90’s.He would do something funny and not stop till you stopped laughing. God he was funny. So funny.
Sending love to his family. #RipGilbertGottfreid
— Ben Stiller (@BenStiller) April 12, 2022
— Maynard J Keenan (@mjkeenan) April 12, 2022
Sad to hear of the passing of the groundbreaking and legendary Gilbert Gottfried. Here was the last time I saw you in Miami. My condolences to the family and friends of this genius comic, artist, and provocateur. Comedy mourns tonight. #comedy 🙏 🙏 🙏 pic.twitter.com/F3oIp81lmy
— Tom Green (@tomgreenlive) April 12, 2022
I saw Gilbert perform in 1985 and when he entered to applause he said, “Thank you, thank you very much.” He then continued to say “thank you” repeatedly for ten full minutes. It was the nerviest, funniest thing I had seen. So sorry to lose this sweet and delightfully funny man.
— Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) April 12, 2022
Sorry to be a downer, but today’s just a terrible day (as great as things have been with tour etc). Woke up to hear of NYC subway shooting, things worse than ever in #Ukraine and now THIS?Some found him annoying (which I’m sure he appreciated) I’ll miss him #RIP #gilbertgottfried pic.twitter.com/Oi3tf2Bs3Z
— Alex Skolnick 🇺🇦 (@AlexSkolnick) April 12, 2022
RIP Gilbert. Opening for Gilbert Gottfried at Carolines and Princeton Catch was one of the great thrills of my early stand up life. He could leave you gasping for breath…just indescribably unusually hilarious…Damn.
— Jon Stewart (@jonstewart) April 12, 2022
Absolutely gutted to hear about my friend Gilbert. One of the funniest guys ever. An enormous loss to the world of comedy. Much love to his friends and family.
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) April 12, 2022
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 12, 2022
— Jeff Scott Soto (@jeffscottsoto) April 12, 2022
One of a million crazy-funny Gilbert memories is when he made a deranged caller to the @HowardStern show repeat a LONG story 15 times, each time pretending he couldn’t hear what he said.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 12, 2022