Legendary comedian, Don Rickles, who throughout his long career earned the nicknames “The Merchant of Venom” and “Mr. Warmth,” has died. He was 90.
Rickles passed away on Thursday at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by family. His cause of death was reportedly kidney failure, according to spokesman, Paul Shefrin.
For more than half a century, on nightclub stages, in concert halls and on television, Mr. Rickles made outrageously derisive comments about people’s looks, their ethnicity, their spouses, their sexual orientation, their jobs or anything else he could think of. Continue reading