GILBERT Gottfried’s fans feared for him in the weeks leading up to his tragic death at the age of 67.
A “worrying” video, which unfortunately shows off his “frail” physique, and other recent posts have been hard for some to ignore.
On April 12, 2022, Gilbert’s family reported that the comedian had died at the age of 67.
They announced the heartbreaking news on their official Twitter account, writing: “Gilbert Gottfried made me laugh sometimes when laughter didn’t come easy. What a gift.”
According to TMZ, Gilbert’s rep Glenn Schwartz announced that the actor died of “a cardiac abnormality called ventricular tachycardia secondary to myotonic dystrophy type II.”
Gilbert was best known for his very distinctive voice, best known when he played the parrot Lago in the 1992 animated classic Aladdin – and he’s remained active ever since, as “concerned” fans knew.
The actor and comedian continued to tour and had a lively social media presence, though his final days prompted “concern” about his “frail” and “thin” appearance, according to some fans.
Despite his always upbeat demeanor — and his comedy podcast, which he recorded well into 2022 and is called Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast — he seemed to change off the mic.
“It’s Valentine’s Day again, so why don’t you send me a personal greeting, Gilbert Gottfried,” he explained in a front-facing video on Instagram on Feb. 1, in which he wore a plaid shirt and looked at the camera.
Although one fan commented, “My favorite comedian!” Another wrote, “Gave me a spook.”
Fans were also sadly “concerned” by a Feb. 15 Instagram post promoting his active cameo page.
He was seen in a blue shirt in the photo and many were confused by the sanitized looking place.
“This is slightly worrying,” wrote one.
“Are you wearing a hospital gown?” asked a second.
“See you in Toronto?” For my sake stay alive ok,” joked a third — albeit in a style the seminal comic might have smiled at.
Taking a March 12 Instagram of Gilbert with a colleague, one user wrote:
“You look a little skinny, mate.
And seemingly live-tweeting a scenario where a fan claimed to have been to a “bar” on Twitter user wrote in one thread, “Gilbert is frail though.”
“Poor Gilbert man, he’s so frail,” the fan continued on Feb. 10.
“He doesn’t look like the Gilbert you knew.”
In a fun-loving Instagram post on March 12, Gilbert posed with longtime friend and podcast regular “Svengoolie.”
“Happy Birthday @Svengoolie you don’t look a day over 1,000,” the comic wrote.
Though one fan chimed in: “They both look like 1,000.”
GILBERT’S LEGENDARY LEGACY
Gilbert Jeremy Gottfried was born on February 28, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York.
One of Gilbert’s first big breaks was as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, where he stayed for 12 episodes through 1981.
He has appeared on USA Up All Night, Beverly Hills Cop II and has released more than 250 episodes of his podcast.
Jason Alexander of Seinfeld was among the first to comment on the actor’s death.
“Gilbert Gottfried sometimes made me laugh when laughing didn’t come easily. What a gift.
“I didn’t know him well, but I loved what he shared with me. My best wishes and condolences to his family.”
“RIP Gilbert Gottfried,” he added.
The late comedian married his wife Dara Kravitz in 2007.
The couple had two children together.
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