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Iconic comedian, voice actor and frequent KQ Morning Show guest Gilbert Gottfried has died at the age of 67. He died on Tuesday afternoon, April 12th from Recurrent Ventricular Tachycardia due to Myotonic Dystrophy type II.
His family broke the news Tuesday afternoon on Gottfried’s Twitter account.
Gottfried’s shrill delivery gave him one of the most recognizable voices in all of comedy – making him a frequent guest on late-night talk shows as well as a Saturday Night Live cast member for one season in 1980. He was also a prolific voice actor, best known for playing Iago in Disney’s Aladdin and as the original voice of the AFLAC duck.
See some of Gilbert’s most iconic Comedy Central Roasts. Caution: NSFW