Gilbert Gottfried’s family asking for donations to the ‘debilitating’ Myotonic disease
Gilbert Gottfried’s family asks fans of the deceased celebrity for support, donating money to research a disease that took his life.
On Wednesday, a tweet shared from the official account of the deceased comedian and his family asked for donations for research into “debilitating” myotonic disease.
“In Honor / Memory of Gilbert Gottfried, who passed” Too Soon “Type Two Myotonic Dystrophy: Instead of flowers, please consider donating to research this debilitating disease donation website.
“Thank you so much, Dara, Lily and Max Gottfried,” the message ended.
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Gottfried was one of the most recognizable voices in show business before his death at the age of 67.
A respected performer – known for his raw, burning voice and primitive jokes – died on April 12 of recurrent ventricular tachycardia from myotonic dystrophy type II, his longtime friend and columnist Glenn Schwartz told Fox News Digital.
Gilbert Gottfried’s family shared the photo with the late comedian, urging fans to donate to myotonic disease research. (Twitter)
“In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to two of his young children. Although today is a sad day for all of us, laugh as loud as possible for Gilbert, ”his family said in a statement shared on Twitter on April 12.
Gottfried left behind his wife Dara, 14-year-old daughter Lily, 12-year-old son Max, sister Karen and nephew Graham.
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He married his wife Dara in February 2007. Dara, 52, worked in the music industry and even executive produced her husband’s show “Gilbert Gottfried: Dirty Jokes” in 2005.
According to the New York Times, the couple met for the first time in the 90s after the Grammy Awards. The couple chose to live more privately and only shared insights into their personal lives via social media. Dara has an Instagram account where she shared some of her photos with her family.
The cult comedian and star of Aladdin, Gilbert Gottfried, died at the age of 67 after a long illness. (Mike Pont / WireImage via Getty Images)
In 2013, the couple traveled to Celebrity Wife Swap, in which the late Alan Thicke’s wife, Tanya Callau, swapped places with Gottfried’s wife, Dara.
Gottfried has often worked with the voice on television and in children’s films, most famous playing the parrot Iago in Disney’s “Aladdin.”
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Linda Larkin, Gottfried’s friend on “Aladdin,” shared a photo on Instagram mentioning the deceased actor on behalf of herself and other associates of Gottfried “Aladdin”, Scott Weigner and Jonathan Freeman.
Gottfried and his wife Dara, 52, married in February 2007 and have two children together. (Photo: Bobby Bank / WireImage)
“Our hearts are crushed at the loss of our beloved friend, associate, behind-the-scenes trickster and the most audacious spirit, full of light and magic. Gilbert Gottfried, you were one of a kind, ”she said.
“The world was lucky it had you, and so were we. I love Jonathan, Linda and Scott, ”she added, signing the self-declaration with Weigner and Freeman.
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Larkin voiced Princess Jasmine in the 1992 film, while Weigner voiced Aladdin. Freeman played Jafar.
He has had recurring voice roles in several spin-offs “Aladdin,” as well as “Ren and Stimpy” and “The Fairly OddParents.”
Colleagues from Gilbert Gottfried’s “Aladdin” shared some sweet news to remind him of the actor. (Photo: Jenny Anderson / WireImage)
In 2014, Gottfried starred in the 14th season of “The Celebrity Apprentice” with “The Five” by Geraldo Rivera.