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Curb Your Enthusiasm star Richard Lewis has died aged 76
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Curb Your Enthusiasm star Richard Lewis has died aged 76

"Rest in peace to a comedy icon."

Stand-up comedian Richard Lewis has passed away at the age of 76.

In April 2023, the performer revealed he would be retiring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

As well as being known for sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm, Lewis was also loved for his roles in Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Anything But Love.

His passing was confirmed to UNILAD by his publicist Jeff Abraham.

Richard Lewis in Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Abraham told UNILAD: "Comedian/actor Richard Lewis passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles last night after suffering a heart attack. He was 76 years old.

"In April of 2023, Richard revealed that he had been living with Parkinson's disease.

"Richard can currently be seen co-starring in the final season of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.

"His wife, Joyce Lapinsky, thanks everyone for all the love, friendship and support and asks for privacy at this time."

And it's not taken long for fans to flock to social media to commemorate the star and pay respects to his family.

One X user said: "Richard Lewis and Larry's friendship was always one of the best parts of Curb. RIP."

"Richard Lewis forever. Rest in peace to a comedy icon," another added.

A third commented: "R.I.P. Richard Lewis. One of the funniest guys around, a true comedy lifer. Seeing him go from hard-working Comedy Central fixture to beloved presence on Curb Your Enthusiasm was beautiful, and I'm glad he got to appreciate it."

And a fourth resolved: "Richard Lewis was not just a comic but somebody left everything on the table. His vulnerability was simply charming. We lost a good one. An all timer from Curb."

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677.

Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV, Health, US News