DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Dom DeLuise (aged 75)
American actor, comedian, chef, director, producer, author
Dominick DeLuise (August 1, 1933 – May 4, 2009) was an American actor, voice actor, comedian, director, producer, chef and author. He was the husband of actress Carol Arthur and the father of actor, director, pianist, and writer Peter DeLuise, and actors David DeLuise and Michael DeLuise. He starred in a number of movies directed by Mel Brooks, in a series of films with career-long best friend Burt Reynolds, and as a voice actor in various animated films by Don Bluth.
DEATH: DeLuise died of kidney failure on May 4, 2009, at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California at age 75. He had been battling cancerfor more than a year prior to his death.