RIP Don Rickles, 1926-2017

As reported by Deadline, Don Rickles, an institutional pillar in pantheon of comedy passed away at the age of 90 in his home from kidney failure.

Known as Mr. Warmth, Don was a beloved comedian by audiences from so many different walks of life, which is so impressive considering that his humor is all about quick insulting zingers. In fact, it was considered an honor to be dressed down by Rickles and many comedians would even try to meet him just to roasted by Don to their face.

Comedy and, more specifically, the idea of comedic roasting wouldn’t be what it is today without Don and he will be dearly missed. We’re betting that his upcoming series that was going to have celebrity and comedian guests have dinner with him will probably get scrapped, but we’ll have to wait and see.

In any case, go binge watch and read up all that you can of Rickles and be amazed how he sustained being so damn funny to so many people over his entire career.