DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Don Rickles (aged 90)
American stand-up comedian
Donald Jay Rickles (May 8, 1926 – April 6, 2017) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. He is widely regarded as being one of the best insult comics of all time. His prominent film roles included Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) with Clark Gable and Kelly’s Heroes (1970) with Clint Eastwood, and beginning in 1976 he enjoyed a two-year run starring in the NBC television sitcom C.P.O. Sharkey.
DEATH: Rickles died of kidney failure on April 6, 2017, at his home in Beverly Hills, California. He was interred at Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery.