Richard Lewis Dead at 76

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Richard Lewis Dead at 76

Richard Lewis , Dead at 76.

The beloved comic died at his home in Los Angeles on Feb.

27, Deadline reports.


He suffered a heart attack.

In April 2023, Lewis revealed that he'd been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Lewis gained notoriety as a comic in the 1970s, appearing on shows such as 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.'.

He made his acting debut in 1979, appearing in 'Diary of a Young Comic,' which aired on NBC.

He secured his first Showtime special, 'I'm In Pain,' in 1985.

He went on to have three HBO comedy specials between 1988 and 1997.

Lewis co-starred on a few TV shows throughout the '80s and '90s alongside talent such as Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Rickles and Kevin Nealon.

Film credits include 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights,' 'Drunks' and 'Leaving Las Vegas.'.

Lewis took on what many view as his signature role on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' in 2000.

We are heartbroken to learn that Richard Lewis has passed away.

His comedic brilliance, wit and talent were unmatched.

, HBO, via statement.

Richard will always be a cherished member of the HBO and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' families, our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends and all the fans who could count on Richard to brighten their days with laughter, HBO, via statement

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