One of the most original voices of comedy history, comedian/actor/writer Gilbert Gottfried has passed away aged 67. His family announced it on Twitter, saying “We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness.”
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”und” dir=”ltr”><a href=”https://t.co/STHhfpVSKU”>pic.twitter.com/STHhfpVSKU</a></p>— Gilbert Gottfried (@RealGilbert) <a href=”https://twitter.com/RealGilbert/status/1513960910217486342?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>April 12, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
The stand-up comedian had been ill for a long time, unbeknownst to any of his peers. An original voice amongst a very competitive community, Gottfried was known to be an outspoken and ‘controversial’ comedian on stage. Respected for his boldness, the comedian said anything he thought was funny, regardless of the time. For instance, he was notorious for coming up with jokes right after a tragedy occured and he defended himself by saying that waiting on a tragic event to be forgotten and then joking about it is more immoral than making fun of it right away.
A voice like no other, Gilbert Gottfried had one of the most recognizable voices in the industry and it became a big part of his shtick as a performer. He was bombarded with many voice over jobs and commercials, such as Aflac and more.