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Gilbert Gottfried Dies at 67, Here’s His Cause of Death

Famous American standup comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried passed away on Tuesday. Gilbert was just 67 years old and succumbed to a heart disorder, confirmed his representatives. Gibert was suffering from a very rare heart disease known as recurrent ventricular tachycardia, an arrhythmia caused by myotonic dystrophy Type 2.

Ever since the news of Gilbert’s death has broken in, many fans and especially his family members are in grief. Gilbert’s family stated how they are really heartbroken about this and are trying to recover from the same. The condition that Gottfried succumbed to was a genetic disorder commonly referred to as Myotonic dystrophy (MD).

Progressive muscle wasting and weakness, mostly in the limbs and face, but also in the respiratory, skeletal, and cardiac muscles, can lead to progressively dangerous consequences. People with diabetes are more likely to experience irregular heartbeats, such as ventricular tachycardia, which is an arrhythmia that causes the heart to beat faster in the lower chambers of the heart (ventricles). A sped-up rhythm that lasts for a long time can lead to a dangerous drop in blood pressure.

Gottfried’s cardiac ailment had been known to the public for a while. He postponed a series of live engagements in Montana on the eve of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, apparently because his physicians warned him not to fly during a viral epidemic because of his compromised heart. Gottfried, who is known for his voice work, has also acted in television shows and films such as “Saturday Night Live,” “Beverly Hills Cop II,” and “The Aristocrats,” according to his website. He is most recognized for his role as Iago, the cynical and cunning parrot in Disney’s 1992 film “Aladdin.”

Gilbert’s career is one of the finest careers one could ever witness of a standup comedian. He began his journey at a very young age of 15 wherein he just performed standups in New York. Gradually he started gaining popularity and finally, the producers of Saturday Night Live spotted Gottfried and engaged him as a cast member for season 6 in 1980. This was when the show was being retooled with a new team and new comedians.

On Tuesday, fans and mentees of Gottfried went to social media to show their love and share memories. Jason Alexander, actor and comic, wrote “Gilbert Gottfried made me laugh when I couldn’t. A present. I didn’t know him well, but I enjoyed what he said. My condolences to his family. “To @RealGilbert’s wife Dara, family & fans,” Dane Cook tweeted. “Gilbert Gottfried was always amusing. He was a great man who made many people happy.”

Former stand-up “It was a wonderful delight for me to open for Gilbert Gottfried at Carolines and Princeton Catch,” remarked Daily Show host Jon Stewart. He’s indescribably unusually funny.” “I am deeply saddened by Gilbert Gottfried’s loss,” Marlee Martin wrote. “Funny, controversial, yet a softie inside. He replaced my interpreter on an aircraft (they’re twins). Love to Dara & his kids.” The AP reports that Gottfried is survived by his wife and two children.



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