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Gilbert Gottfried, comedian and actor, dies aged 67

Baku, April 13, AZERTAC

Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried has died at the age of 67, according to The Guardian.

His family announced his death after a long illness via his Twitter page. Gottfried was known for his standup comedy and for roles in films including Aladdin and Problem Child.

A representative for the late star told TMZ that he died of a heart abnormality called ventricular tachycardia due to myotonic dystrophy type 2.

Gottfried was discovered as a young standup and starred in one season of Saturday Night Live in 1980. This led to film roles, including Beverly Hills Cop II and the Problem Child series.

His unmistakable voice led to a great deal of voice work, most notably playing the parrot Iago in Aladdin, which he later referred to as his “all-time favourite job”. He was also known for the kids’ show Cyberchase and for voicing the duck in the Aflac commercials.

 

 

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