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What Was Comedian Gilbert Gottfried’s Net Worth at the Time of His Death?

Gottfried died on 12 April at 67 years old.

Gilbert Gottfried the comedian known for his brash comedy passed away on Tuesday. He was 67 at the time of his death. He was a stand-up comedian with a knack for going too far with his jokes including the 9/11 attacks and the Japanese tsunami.

The news of his death was revealed by Gilbert’s family that shared the news from his Twitter account. So what exactly was the comedian’s net worth and what did he leave behind after his death? Today we discuss these things:

Who Was Gilbert Gottfried?

Gilbert was a former cast on NBC’s SNL show and was most popularly known for his voice acting as the sarcastic parrot in Disney’s animated film, Aladdin. Gilbert was born on 28 February 1955 in Brooklyn and he grew through the New York City’s stand-up scene since childhood.

Besides his voice acting, Gilbert was popularly known for his on-the-edge comedy which sometimes made the audience squirm and says “too soon”. He made a pretty sensitive joke about the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington as well as the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan that caused 18, 000 casualties.

Gottfried’s Death

Gilbert reportedly died on Tuesday from a disease that was identified as a rare genetic muscle disorder by his publicist. Apparently, Glenn Schwartz, his longtime friend and also publicist claimed that Gilbert had type II myotonic dystrophy which is a type of muscular dystrophy.

Gilbert’s family revealed the news of his death through a tweet that read: “We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness,” his family posted on Twitter. “In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend, and father to his two young children. Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor. Love, the Gottfried family.”

How Much Was Gottfried’s Net Worth?

Although Gilbert saw great success throughout his career, many still called him a person who is careful with his money. He talked about it in an interview with CNBC where he said: “Having kids, you gotta spend money whether you want to or not,” he told CNBC. “If it were up to me, on my own, I’d still be walking 20 blocks to get a slice of pizza that’s 10 cents cheaper. I’m still in that mindset. I’m not one of those people who could show you my collection of vintage cars.”

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Gottfried was worth $8 million at the time of his death. Gottfried was married to Dara Kravitz and had two children with her.

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