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Don Rickles dies at 90: Celebrities react

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Master of the comic insult, Don Rickles, has passed away at 90. Here’s a look back at his career and famous relationship with Frank Sinatra. (Nicki DeMarco/The Washington Post)

He was known as a master of insult funny on phase and as a genuinely great individual unofficial. During a number of years, Rickles became a staple of late-night talk shows and the nightclub circuit, and he communicated with generations of fellow comedians.

“Don coming on our program was always an emphasize for me,” David Letterman said, Kimmel composed on Twitter. “Among the sweetest and most beautiful individuals I had the enjoyment of knowing. We miss you currently.”

I was enjoyed interview/be insulted non-stop by the legendary Don
Rickles. I will sorely miss this extremely funny and lovable man.

“He was called ‘The Merchant of Venom,’ however in reality, he was among the kindest, caring, and most sensitive humans we have ever known,” Bob and Ginnie Newhart said in a declaration, Variety reported.”We are devastated and our world will never be the same. We were totally unprepared for this.”

Other homages gathered by means of social media:

Don Rickles has passed away.A giant loss.Those were the days, my buddy @DonRickles We

thought they ‘d endless #DonRickles fast furious brilliant for years the definition of genius Hail hail an initial genius left this world! RIP

#DonRickles Some comics paid tribute with Rickles ‘trademark sarcastic tone: In lieu of flowers, Don Rickles’household has actually requested that individuals

drop their pants and fire a rocket.

#RIPDonRickles RIP Don Rickles. One of the funniest individuals that ever lived, you dumb schmuck.Rickles is gone. He was the finest, you hockey

pucks. RIP Don when pled me for a couple of dollars then informed me to twist myself into a pretzel. Ego

slayer! Comic Everest! Spank you, Mr Rickles.; ^ )The Post’s Karen Heller profiled Rickles last year, composing that in spite of his insult-laden act,”it’s one of Hollywood’s worst-kept tricks that Don Rickles is a mensch. He is precious by Morgan Freeman, Martin Scorsese, Jack Nicholson, Clint Eastwood.’ The kindest guy I have actually entered into contact with,’Johnny Depp gushed at a star-studded homage 2 years back. Sinatra loved him. ‘Frank was the sort of man, there was no gray area, ‘says Rickles.’ He either enjoyed you or fuggedaboutit.'”

So it was just fitting that several homages from the entertainment world on Thursday highlighted Rickles’s’ charm.I was honored

. A beautiful husband and daddy. My heart is broken. Rest In Peace. Don Rickles.Don Rickles was a cyclone of funny with a heart of gold.

Is God ready for your maniacal wit? Would like to hear what you said on arrival.Don Rickles was just the best. He created insult funny & yet every 1 of

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