Comedy legend Don Rickles has died at the age of 90, his publicist Paul Sherfin confirmed Thursday.
Rickles, known for his decades of comedic work, specifically his mastery of the insult, passed away due to complications from kidney failure at his home in Los Angeles. From the lowliest peasant to celebrities like Frank Sinatra, no one was immune from Rickles’ stinging barbs.
“Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody,” said Rickles, referring to the singer’s rumoured violence. Sinatra bellowed with laughter, and the rest is history.
Rickles is survived by his wife, Barbara Sklar, and their two children, Mindy and Larry.
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