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Comedian and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Star Richard Lewis Passes Away at 76

Actor Richard Lewis, renowned stand-up comedian and beloved co-star of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' has died at the age of 76.

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Comedian and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Star Richard Lewis Passes Away at 76

Comedian and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Star Richard Lewis Passes Away at 76

Renowned stand-up comedian and beloved 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' co-star, Richard Lewis, has passed away at the age of 76. His publicist, Jeff Abraham, confirmed that Lewis died peacefully at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday night after suffering a heart attack.

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Lewis, who announced his Parkinson's disease diagnosis last April and subsequently retired from stand-up comedy, was celebrated for his unique brand of self-deprecating humour. Rising to prominence in the 1980s, he became a fixture in the comedy scene with his neurotic and candid style.

Known for his role alongside Larry David in the hit HBO series 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' Lewis portrayed a semi-fictionalised version of himself, earning accolades for his performance. Most recently seen in Season 12 of the show, which is currently airing, Lewis's comedic genius and unparalleled talent captivated audiences worldwide.

HBO expressed deep sorrow at the news of Lewis's passing, describing him as a comedic genius whose wit and talent were unmatched. Meanwhile, his co-star Larry David paid tribute to their lifelong friendship, praising Lewis's unique ability to blend humour with genuine warmth.

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Born in Brooklyn and raised in New Jersey, Lewis honed his craft in the comedy clubs of New York City before making his mark on late-night TV. His iconic all-black attire and sharp wit endeared him to audiences, earning him recognition as one of the top stand-up comedians of all time by Comedy Central.

Throughout his career, Lewis remained candid about his struggles with addiction, depression, and health issues, but his resilience and humour endeared him to fans and peers alike. His contributions to comedy will be remembered fondly, leaving an indelible mark on the entertainment industry.

Richard Lewis's passing marks the end of an era in comedy, but his legacy will continue to inspire generations of comedians and entertainers for years to come.




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