Comedy legend Gilbert Gottfried has died.

In a statement from his family released Tuesday, they announced, “We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness. In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children. Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor.”

Gottfried recently opened up about the passing of comic bob saget

“Whenever I hear about somebody’s death I always think well okay, okay, were they on drugs? Were they drinking? Were they way overweight? Out of shape? Or something and then you find out no, no, none of those are true,” Gottfried said at the time.

When asked what Saget would want for his celebration of life, Gottfried said he wouldn’t want anything too serious. 

“I think he would want it not too sensitive,” he said of Saget’s funeral. “I think he would have wanted stuff kept at a lighter level and maybe a little sick.

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