Legendary comedian, Don Rickles dies at 90 following kidney failure complications
By Patricia Uyeh
If you have watched Disney’s Toy story, the voice behind Mr Potato head, one of the characters in the movie, was popular American comedian and actor, Don Rickles.
Sadly, he died on Thurday from Kidney failure at his Los Angeles home, according to his publisict, Paul Shefrin.
Don Rickles was regarded as the world’s greatest insult comic having enjoyed a career that spanned decades and found him performing in everything from nightclubs to movies.
He was born in the Jackson Heights section of Queens in New York and was the only child of an insurance salesman and housewife. After he graduated from high school in the 1940s he did a two-year stint in the Navy before finding his calling in standup comedy after enrolling in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
The Emmy-award winning comedian was aged 90 and is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara and daughter, Mindy Mann.
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