Don Rickles dead at 90

April 6, 2017

 

Legendary comic Don Rickles, who pioneered the idea of the "insult comic," has died at age 90.

 

A statement to ABC News by his publicist says Rickles died Thursday morning from kidney failure. 

 

Rickles is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara, as well as their daughter, Mindy Mann, and two grandchildren.

 

Rickles' funeral will be private, his publcist says, and requests donations in his memory to the Larry Rickles Endowment Fund at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

 

 

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