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Gilbert Gottfried

Comedian/actor

Born - 28 February 1955, New York City, USA
Died - 12 April 2022

Small, slimline, balding, oval-faced stand-up comedian - the 'comedian's comedian' - who put on a squeaky voice and convulsed audiences in their millions. Dozens of film cameos include those in The Further Adventures of Wally Brown (1980), The House of God (1983), Bad Medicine (1985), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), Hot to Trot (1988), Problem Child (1990), Highway to Hell (1991), House Party 3 (1993), Silk Degrees (1994), Meet Wally Sparks (1997), Goosed (1999), Longshot (2001), Funky Monkey (2004), The Last Request (2006), Jack and the Beanstalk (2009), Miss December (2011), A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014), Gender Bender (2016), Abnormal Attraction (2018) and The Truth About Santa Claus (2020), his last. There were also countless voiceovers, including those in Aladdin (1992), Thumbelina (1994), Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996), Doctor Dolittle (1998), Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) and Animal Crackers (2017), his last. Survived by his wife Dara and two children, he died from ventricular tachycardia brought on by myotonic dystrophy.