Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried has passed away at the age of 67, his family has announced.
Gottfried’s family took to his social media accounts on Tuesday to announce his passing.
— Gilbert Gottfried (@RealGilbert) April 12, 2022
“We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness,” the statement read in part.
Gilbert Gottfried was an iconic voice in comedy, as the statement read, having voiced a number of roles, including as the voice of Iago in Disney’s Aladdin movies.
Gottfried was also featured on a number of Comedy Central roasts, including the roast of Bob Saget, whom of which Gottfried was close friends with.
Though it wasn’t public knowledge that Gottfried was suffering a long illness, it was known that he had a heart condition. Though it is unclear if the heart condition contributed to his death.