Yesterday, Apr. 6, the world lost Don Rickles. Born in New York City and raised in Jackson Heights, Don was a stand-up comedian for over 60 years. The world’s premier insult comic, Don was not only a go-to for roasts, yet also performed for multiple U.S. presidents. Also an accomplished actor (e.g. Casino, Kelly’s Heroes, Toy Story), he was the subject of an Emmy-winning documentary from John Landis a decade ago, Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project. Among the talent that has already posted tributes to Don Rickles: Jim Carrey, Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito, Jimmy Kimmel, Barbra Streisand, Patton Oswalt and Judd Apatow.
Condolences go to the family and friends of Don Rickles, whose memory will surely live on thanks to YouTube.