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Comedian Gilbert Gottfried dies after ‘long illness’

Actor Gilbert Gottfried attends the Tribeca Film Festival opening night world premiere of...
Actor Gilbert Gottfried attends the Tribeca Film Festival opening night world premiere of "Love, Gilda" at the Beacon Theatre on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)(Gilbert Gottfried AP Cropped)
Published: Apr. 12, 2022 at 12:35 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The family of actor and comedian Gilbert Gottfried shared Tuesday that he has died.

In a post on Gottfried’s social media pages, his family says the actor died 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,” his family said. “Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor.”