Legendary Comedian with Most Recognizable Voice in Show Business Gilbert Gottfried Dies at Age 67

By  //  April 12, 2022

starred as Lago in 'Aladdin'

ABOVE VIDEO: Gilbert Gottfried looks back on the beloved ‘Aladdin’ character and working alongside Robin Williams on the big screen.

(FOX NEWS) – Gilbert Gottfried, one of the most recognizable voices in show business, has died after a long illness. He was 67.

“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,” the actor and comedian’s verified Twitter account shared on Tuesday in a statement.

“Although today is a sad day for us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor. Love the Gottfried family,” the statement concluded.

The esteemed performer died just after 2:30 pm ET on Tuesday from Recurrent Ventricular Tachycardia due to Myotonic Dystrophy type II, his longtime friend and publicist Glenn Schwartz told Fox News Digital.