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The world has lost the greatest insult comic of all time today.
Don Rickles has passed away at the age of 90. Plenty of fellow comedians immediately took to social media to pay their respects.
He was the love of my life . Don Rickles is funnier right now in death than most comics are in life. pic.twitter.com/jcWIhdJsgX
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) April 6, 2017
RIP Don Rickles. Legend.
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) April 6, 2017
In lieu of flowers, Don Rickles’ family has requested that people drop their pants and fire a rocket. #RIPDonRickles
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 6, 2017
Damn. He was one of the greats and one of my all time favorites. RIP @DonRickles. You will never be forgotten. 🙁
— Jim O’Heir (@JimOHeir) April 6, 2017
Rickles is gone. He was the best, you hockey pucks. RIP
— marc maron (@marcmaron) April 6, 2017
Don Rickles died like most comics would want to: old, with dates on the books.
— J. Elvis Weinstein (@JElvisWeinstein) April 6, 2017
— David Krumholtz (@mrDaveKrumholtz) April 6, 2017
My friend, my dad, the funniest biggest hearted of them all. A beautiful husband and father. My heart is broken. Rest In Peace. Don Rickles.
— bob saget (@bobsaget) April 6, 2017
Don Rickles has passed away.
A giant loss.
— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) April 6, 2017
90 years with Don Rickles weren’t enough. One of the sweetest and most lovely people I had the pleasure of knowing. We miss you already
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 6, 2017
There are comics I admire… & there are comics I consider heroes. We lost a hero. Thank you for the laughter & inspiration, Mr. Rickles.
— Jimmy Pardo (@jimmypardo) April 6, 2017
— Steve Byrne (@stevebyrnelive) April 6, 2017
One of the funniest, ballsiest comics of all time. RIP Don Rickles. pic.twitter.com/wF9rPQjjVz
— Jim Norton (@JimNorton) April 6, 2017
I saw Don Rickles at the Daily Show once. He had no idea who I was. He looked at my face & said “Stop worrying. It’s all going to be great” https://t.co/jOriPr9tqu
— John Hodgman (@hodgman) April 6, 2017
2017, you hockey puck.
— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) April 6, 2017
— Jenny Johnson (@JennyJohnsonHi5) April 6, 2017
A God died today. Don Rickles, we did not want to ever lose you. Never. Hanx.
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) April 6, 2017
Don Rickles was a cyclone of funny with a heart of gold. Is God ready for your maniacal wit? Would love to hear what you said on arrival.
— Lewis Black (@TheLewisBlack) April 6, 2017