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Renowned Comedian Richard Lewis Dies at 76

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American actor and comedian Richard Lewis has died at 76. Known for his role on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Lewis was celebrated for his neurotic humor.

Lewis passed away at his home in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack. He had previously announced his retirement from stand-up comedy in April 2023, revealing his diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease.

Lewis’s career spanned over five decades, marked by his self-deprecating and dark comedy. Richard Lewis was a comedy club regular who rose to fame on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.”

Richard Lewis’s key works are the sitcom “Anything but Love” with Jamie Lee Curtis, “Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” and a recurring role on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” as a version of himself.

Lewis’s publicist, Jeff Abraham, confirmed his death. His wife, Joyce Lapinsky, thanked everyone for their support and asked for privacy.

Tributes from friends and colleagues, including Larry David, who described Lewis as the “funniest person and also the sweetest,” have poured in, highlighting his influence on comedy and his kind nature.

His wife, Joyce Lapinsky, survives Lewis, but they had no children. Fans and fellow comedians alike will remember his comedy legacy and unique style, often in black.

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