NEWS: Actor and Comedian Gilbert Gottfried Has Passed Away

Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried has passed away at the age of 67.


Gottfried’s family shared news of his passing in a statement .

In the Disney community, Gottfried was perhaps best known for his role in Aladdin as the parrot Iago, but he was a prolific comedian in addition to his voice acting roles.

Gottfried made appearances on Late Night with David LettermanCelebrity Apprentice, and even spent a short time as a cast member on Saturday Night Live.


As the Gottfried family wrote in their announcement on Twitter, “Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor.” Our thoughts are with Gilbert Gottfried’s family and loved ones at this time.

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