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Don Rickles Dead At 90

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And the world loses another great entertainer.

We are sad to report that legendary comedian and film star Don Rickles has passed away at 90 years old.

The lovable insult comic's publicist has confirmed Rickles death at his Los Angeles home from kidney failure.

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Nicknamed "Mr. Warmth," Rickles made a name for himself taking everyone down a peg (his favorite insult was calling someone a hockey puck). It was Frank Sinatra who turned the funnyman into a superstar, after attending his show and getting insulted right off the bat as Rickles told the Hollywood powerhouse:

"Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody."

Don went on to act in TV and movies, everything from 1970's war epic Kelly's Heroes to the Toy Story films (he was Mr. Potato Head). He continued to insult audiences right up until the end; he had shows in Las Vegas and beyond booked through 2018.

Offstage, Rickles was known as a kind, generous family man. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara Sklar.

[Image via Sam Wilson/WENN.]

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