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Don Rickles

Don Rickles was one of the most legendary, iconic, and influential comedians in history. He was born May 8, 1926 in NY to parents Etta Feldman and Max Rickles. The funnyman died on April 6, 2017 at the age of 90 of kidney failure at his home in Los Angeles. His wife, Barbara, was by his side. His death certificate states he died from end stage renal disease, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes. Rickles rose to fame in the '60s and got a huge boost by making regular appearances on "The Tonight Show" and "The Dean Martin Show.” He caught Frank Sinatra's attention in Miami Beach when he performed a comedy routine and the two regularly worked together throughout the years. Rickles was the best insult comic ever and was a master at roasting celebs at The Friar's Club. He started performing in Las Vegas in the '80s with Steve Lawrence and took the town by storm. Rickles had his own TV show, "The Don Rickles Show," on ABC and was also a regular on "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "The Addams Family,” and "Gilligan's Island.” Additionally, he voiced Mr. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” movies.

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Don Rickles' Death Certificate Released (DOCUMENT)

Don Rickles
Death Certificate Kidney Disease Proved Fatal

Don Rickles' official cause of death is end-stage renal disease detected in the last couple months of his life, along with years of other health issues  ... this according to his death… READ MORE >

Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down and Cries While Remembering Don Rickles (VIDEO)

Jimmy Kimmel
Breaks Down While Talking About Don Rickles ... He Really was 'Mr. Warmth'

Jimmy Kimmel smiled, laughed and broke down crying Thursday night while remembering his close friend and beloved comedian Don Rickles. Jimmy opened "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" by reflecting on his time… READ MORE >

- 200 days ago
Don Rickles Reality Show, First Footage with Silverman, Poehler and Kimmel (VIDEO)

Don Rickles
First Footage of Last TV Project With Silverman, Poehler and Kimmel

Don Rickles had already shot a full season of his reality show, "Dinner with Don," when he died ... and TMZ got a first look at some of the footage. The show features Don chatting with various… READ MORE >

- 201 days ago
Don Rickles Dead at 90

Don Rickles
Dead at 90

Don Rickles, one of the most legendary, iconic and influential comedians in history, has died. We've learned Don died Thursday morning of kidney failure at his home in Los Angeles. His wife,… READ MORE >

- 201 days ago
Don Rickles -- Hello, Dummy! ... My Malibu Pad's a Steal at $8 Mil (PHOTO GALLERY)

Don Rickles
Hello, Dummy! My Malibu Pad's a Steal at $8 Mil

Don Rickles wants to finally pay someone a compliment with a new beachside crib ... so long as he gets paid a few million bucks first. The legendary insult comic -- who used to pal around with… READ MORE >

- 321 days ago
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