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MikeandRaph87
04-06-2017, 02:04 PM
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2017/04/06/don-rickles-dies-90/100127122/

The legendary insult comic Don Rickles passed away in his Hollywood home today. No cause of death was given. He recently appeared on The Tonight Show and seemed in good health. Mr. Warmth as he is known appeared on many shows as a guest through the 60s and beyond and even voicing the role of Mr. Potatohead in the Toy Story series. He was one of a kind with his gimmick going so far as to not just be a frequent Tonight Show guest no matter the host but doing his outine for fellow comedians and during the Reagan years politicians. We have lost one of the last Golden Age greats today. He was 90.


Edit: His cause of death is reported to be kidney failure.

Jester
04-06-2017, 02:10 PM
Just saw this on Facebook. Man was the original celebrity roaster. He'll be missed.

*in before Cubed curses the current year.

CyberCubed
04-06-2017, 05:13 PM
Man, at this point you might as well say anyone aged 75 or older could die at any time.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
04-06-2017, 05:52 PM
Just saw this on Facebook. Man was the original celebrity roaster. He'll be missed.

*in before Cubed curses the current year.

You barely made it, man...

MsMarvelDuckie
04-06-2017, 05:53 PM
So could we ALL, Cubed. So could we ALL.....

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
04-06-2017, 05:59 PM
Man, at this point you might as well say anyone aged 75 or older could die at any time.

Man, at this point you might as well say the sky is blue and grass is green.

triplexxx
04-06-2017, 10:18 PM
Had his own unique brand of comedy, and definitely well loved, glad he got to have 90 good years, be sure to continue making people laugh in heaven Don Rickles.

Prowler
04-06-2017, 10:48 PM
Man, at this point you might as well say anyone aged 75 or older could die at any time.
All of my grandparents made it past their 80s, except my maternal grandfather who died at around the age of 59-60.

plastroncafe
04-06-2017, 10:54 PM
LIFE EXPECTANCY WHITE AMERICAN MALE (http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/usa/life-expectancy-white-male)

Shhh, no one tell him.

CyberCubed
04-06-2017, 11:08 PM
LIFE EXPECTANCY WHITE AMERICAN MALE (http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/usa/life-expectancy-white-male)

Shhh, no one tell him.

My goal in life is to make it to age 99. I can do it.

Prowler
04-06-2017, 11:10 PM
My goal in life is to make it to age 99. I can do it.
I think the oldest person to die in my family made it to 95-96. Impressive considering he had been born in the late 19th century.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
04-06-2017, 11:32 PM
My goal in life is to make it to age 99. I can do it.

You want to lie in bed, trapped in your own body and a mental vegetable, for twenty years?

Because that's what you'll be long before 99, pallie. 75 is pushing your luck.

Die while you remember who you are and don't crap in a bag, that's my strategy.

Powder
04-06-2017, 11:51 PM
Circlejerking about Cybercubed is a terrible way to honor the memory of this legendary comedian.

Cure
04-07-2017, 12:39 AM
Man, this sucks. I thought he was funny.

Circlejerking about Cybercubed is a terrible way to honor the memory of this legendary comedian.

Seriously, yo. Every thread.

Andrew NDB
04-07-2017, 01:04 AM
Is it bad that I thought he was already dead?

Great guy, hilarious.

ProactiveMan
04-07-2017, 02:56 AM
He's insulting the angels now.

plastroncafe
04-07-2017, 09:10 AM
Circlejerking about Cybercubed is a terrible way to honor the memory of this legendary comedian.

The guy was an insult comic, I think he did enjoy a good circle jerk insult thread.

MikeandRaph87
04-07-2017, 02:09 PM
I watched through this playlist a little over a year ago after one of his Tonight Show appearances. Guest staring Ronald Regan, Webster, Jonny Carson and others.
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Don Rickles insults the Dodgers.
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Also, if anyone wants to take the time I recommend watching The Andy Griffith Show episode, 'the Luck of Newton Monroe'.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3kkk57

Edit: This is a thread meant to honor a comedic legend whom I am quite fond of. Please avoid taking Cubed bait and tags on the topic. Please remove. Thank you.

Powder
04-07-2017, 03:15 PM
The guy was an insult comic, I think he did enjoy a good circle jerk insult thread.

You say that as if he's being roasted when it's just another "Oh that Cybercubed!" thread.

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This was pretty touching.

plastroncafe
04-07-2017, 04:26 PM
You're absolutely right, and I concede the point.
That clip of Kimmel is wonderful. I give the man major props for owning his grief that way, and for being able to perform while still in the midst of it.

That's just...not something you see every day, and as sad as it is to say it, unbelievably brave. I've got a new respect for the guy.

As for Rickles himself, he was one of a kind and will be missed.

Powder
04-07-2017, 10:16 PM
Yeah, I've gradually warmed up to Kimmel over the years but that really won me over. & as a big fan of Don's, I was tearing up with the guy. :(

MikeandRaph87
04-08-2017, 08:38 AM
Yeah, I've gradually warmed up to Kimmel over the years but that really won me over. & as a big fan of Don's, I was tearing up with the guy. :(

Yes, same here. I prefer Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon or Seth Meyers run on Weekend Update,but the genuine pain Kimmel is feeling and his personal connection really got to me. I found myself watching Kimmel instead last night. Don is a once of a lifetime comedian. Who else in this world would people be eager to be insulted by? Btw, thanks for sharing Andrew.

Jephael
04-09-2017, 12:01 AM
I didn't even know who Mr. Rickles was until I "saw" him in this iconic role:

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Now I kinda dread the notion of Disney/Pixar making a 4th movie without him. It was bad enough when we lost Jim Varney before the 3rd one got made.