Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried has passed away after a “long illness.” In a Tweet post, his family 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. Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor.”
Gottfried was noted for his caustic humor and shrill voice, which helped bring a variety of cartoon creatures to life, including Iago the parrot in Disney’s “Aladdin,” Digit the robotic bird in PBS Kids’ “Cyberchase,” and the Aflac duck in insurance ads.
Gilbert Gottfried was 67 year old.