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Comedian Richard Lewis dead at 76

Lewis was known as a stand-up comedian and for playing a fictitious version of himself on "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Published: February 28, 2024 4:50pm

Comedian Richard Lewis died at his Los Angeles home on Tuesday evening at the age of 76 due to a heart attack.

Lewis was known as a stand-up comedian and for playing a fictitious version of himself on "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

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

Lewis's career began in the late 1970s and exploded in the 80s and 90s, making waves as both an actor and comedian. Among his noteworthy roles were his performances as Prince John in "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" and Marty Gold on "Anything but Love."

He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2023, a development that pushed him to retirement.

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