Actor and comedian Gilbert Gottfried has passed away at the age of 67.
His family shared a statement on Gottfried’s Twitter account, confirming his passing after a battle with “a long illness.”
The statement does not indicate what illness Gottfried was suffering from, but encourages fans to “keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor.”
— Gilbert Gottfried (@RealGilbert) April 12, 2022
You might recognize Gottfried’s voice, as he lent his iconic vocal rasp to the character Iago from Disney’s Aladdin and continued to do so for sequels and other Disney productions.
Gottfried is best known for his standup comedy, as well as roles in films such as Problem Child, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Our thoughts are with Gilbert Gottfried’s family and loved ones at this time.