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Dom DeLuise Dies

5/5/2009 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We've just learned that Dom DeLuise -- who starred in such classics as "The Cannonball Run" and "Blazing Saddles" and was the voice of Pizza the Hutt in "Spaceballs" -- died last night in a Los Angeles hospital.

We're told he passed away peacefully in his sleep at around 6 PM.

He was 75.

His family just released this statement: "It's easy to mourn his death, but easier to remember a time when he made you laugh."

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SUZY    

My favorite Dom DeLuise movie was "Haunted Honeymoon" with Gilda Radner and Gene Wilder. Dom was a hoot in drag. RIP--you will be missed.

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Ceci    

I don't want to seem like I am "preaching";BUT with all that has gone on in the world since Sept. 11th....why must SOME people still be so INCONSIDERATE?! From bigfoot(#61) who is obviously full of him/herself!!(Mr.DeLuise gave you a ride & didn't try molesting you!)OH MY GOD!!!Get real. And Thetan Mapother(#97) , Jack Azz(#125) & Rachel(#85), a family is in mourning and you 3 leave such ugly comments-THAT IS JUST NOT CALLED FOR!!!! You may be entitled to your opinions, how UGLY they were BUT IF YOU HAVE NOTHING NICE TO SAY,ESPECIALLY IN THIS INSTANCE-THEN DO NOT SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!!!!
As for myself,I know the world is a sadder place with the loss of the GREAT DOM DeLUISE!!!Thank God for videos & DVD's! RIP YOU FUNNY,FUNNY BEAUTIFUL MAN!!!! And to his Family my DEEPEST CONDOLENCES!!

1942 days ago
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rsbobeenie    

I had the pleasure of meeting Dom in Manhattan in 1985. I have met many celebrities but meeting Dom was the most memorable. He was so sweet. RIP. Thank you for the laughs and the great cookbooks.

1942 days ago
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Celebrity Newshound    

We'll miss you, Dom. Please post your memorial to Dom -- a condolence message, a memory, etc -- on our tribute site.

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1942 days ago
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Sandy    

Check out Dom Deluise with Johnny Carson on Youtube doing the Egg Trick!

1942 days ago
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Celebrity Newshound    

I've always had such fond memories of Dom. I'm in my 40s so I remember Dom's hey-day in my youth. He brought my family and I a lot of joy. His humor always was spot-on and never was based on attacking others. He really was a class act and will be missed.
DomDeLUISEtribute

1942 days ago
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artie help    

now that sux.

1944 days ago
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Zoya    

Godspeed Dom--- another legend gone to soon

1944 days ago
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Obama is a Socialist!    

He was a very nice man! God Bless!

1944 days ago
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arte help    

Class act, a true talent....Rest in Peace my friend

1944 days ago
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Jessica    

This man was such an individual and a good actor and comedian. I will miss him. I pray for his family.

1944 days ago
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Fan    

He was a funny, funny man and will definitely be missed.

1944 days ago
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Kat    

How Sad!!! He was a great comedien! Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family!!

1944 days ago
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big joe    

he was a great & funny man.

1944 days ago
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arte help    

WE HAVE LOST A LEGEND TODAY. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY......

1944 days ago
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