Comedian Gilbert Gottfried has died.
He was 67.
In a statement from his family, they announced:
“We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness. In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children. Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor.”
According to Gilbet’s rep, Glenn Schwartz, he died from a heart abnormality called Ventricular Tachycardia due to Myotonic Dystrophy type II.
Gilbert leaves behind his wife, Dara, who he married in 2007 and his two kids, Lily and Max.