Actor and comedian Gilbert Gottfried’s death on Tuesday reportedly stemmed from complications from muscular dystrophy.
Rolling Stone reported that “an additional statement from Gottfried’s longtime friend and publicist, Glenn Schwartz, said he suffered from Recurrent Ventricular Tachycardia due to Myotonic Dystrophy type II.”
Gottfried’s family broke the news in a statement that they released on his Twitter account, which stated: “We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried 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,” the statement continued. “Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor.”
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