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Charlie Murphy, 57 (1959 - 2017)
Charlie Murphy, a comedian known for his work on "Chappelle's Show" who was Eddie Murphy's older brother, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017, of leukemia, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
John Clarke, 68 (1948 - 2017)
John Clarke, the beloved New Zealand-born satirist and comedian, died Sunday, April 9, 2017, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Don Rickles, 90 (1926 - 2017)
Legendary comedian and actor Don Rickles died Thursday, April 6, 2017, of kidney failure, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Gary Austin, 75 (1941 - 2017)
Gary Austin, the founder of the influential improvisational theater group the Groundlings, died Saturday, April 1, 2017, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Stuart McLean, 68 (1948 - 2017)
Stuart McLean, an award-winning Canadian humorist and host of CBC Radio's "The Vinyl Cafe," died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in Toronto, Ontario, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Irwin "Professor" Corey, 102 (1914 - 2017)
"Professor" Irwin Corey, the classic comedian billed as the World's Foremost Authority, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. He was 102. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Kevin Meaney, 60 (1956 - 2016)
Kevin Meaney, stand-up comedian and actor, died at his home in Forestburgh, New York, Friday, October 21, 2016, according to multiple news sources. He was 60. For full obituary and coverage from...
Bob Elliott, 92 (1923 - 2016)
Bob Elliott, who was one-half of the comedy duo Bob and Ray, has died. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.
Marty Ingels, 79 (1936 - 2015)
Marty Ingels, a raspy-voiced comedian, actor and talent agent who was married to singer and actress Shirley Jones for nearly 40 years, died Wednesday in Los Angeles, according to The Associated Press...
Jack Carter, 93 (1922 - 2015)
Comedian Jack Carter died of respiratory failure on Sunday June 28th at his Beverly Hills home at the age of 93. He had a long career in Hollywood that included appearances in movies, on Broadway and...
Tom Koch, 89 (1925 - 2015)
The Associated PressLAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — Veteran comedy writer Tom Koch (kuk), who when he wasn't creating sketches for the legendary comedy team Bob and Ray invented a nonsensical, nearly...
Joan Rivers, 81 (1933 - 2014)
SANDY COHEN, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — On "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1967, Joan Rivers joked about society's double-standard for women. "A girl, you're 30 years old, you're not...
Robin Williams, 63 (1951 - 2014)
HAVEN DALEY, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams kept the world laughing, something that made it all the harder for friends and fans to accept that beneath that reservoir of...
Steve Rossi, 82 (1932 - 2014)
The Associated PressLAS VEGAS (AP) — Steve Rossi, one half of the prolific comedy duo Allen & Rossi, which became a favorite of "The Ed Sullivan Show" and other TV variety shows, died Sunday at age...
Rik Mayall, 56 (1958 - 2014)
The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Rik Mayall, one of a generation of performers that injected post-punk energy into British comedy, has died. He was 56. Mayall's management firm Brunskill...
John Pinette, 50 (1964 - 2014)
The Associated PressPITTSBURGH (AP) — John Pinette, the chubby stand-up comedian who portrayed a hapless carjacking victim in the final episode of "Seinfeld," has died. He was 50.Pinette died of...
David Brenner, 78 (1936 - 2014)
LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Other veteran comics could head straight to "The Tonight Show" couch to banter with Johnny Carson, but David Brenner had to do a stand-up...
Luis Raul Martinez , 51 (1962 - 2014)
The Associated PressSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican comedian and actor Luis Raul Martinez has died at age 51 in his Caribbean homeland.Friends and colleagues in the U.S. Caribbean...
Tom Sharpe, 85 (1928 - 2013)
JILL LAWLESS, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Tom Sharpe was aptly named, a writer who turned a razor-edged eye for absurdity on everything from the racism of apartheid to the squabbles of...
Jonathan Winters, 87 (1925 - 2013)
JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonathan Winters was a crowd all by himself, guaranteeing that his multitude of characters, breakneck improvisations and kinetic clownishness...
Phyllis Diller, 95 (1917 - 2012)
SANDY COHEN, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phyllis Diller, the housewife turned humorist who aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, punctuating her jokes with her trademark...
Irving Fein, 101 (1911 - 2012)
LYNN ELBER, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Irving Fein, a producer and manager who steered the careers of comedy greats George Burns and Jack Benny and named actress Lana Turner the ...
Mark O'Donnell, 58 (2012)
MARK KENNEDY, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winning writer Mark O'Donnell, behind such quirky and clever Broadway shows as "Hairspray and "Cry-Baby," has died. He was 58.O'Donnell...
Rodolfo "Dolphy" Quizon, Sr., 83 (1928 - 2012)
The Associated PressMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Hospital officials say the Philippines' most popular comedian, fondly called Dolphy, has died.Rodolfo Vera Quizon Sr. was called the country's 'King...
Steve Bridges, 48 (1963 - 2012)
SUE MANNING, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Impressionist Steve Bridges, who used prosthetics and wigs to turn into presidents and laughs to make a living, was found dead at his home, his...
Richard Alf, 59 (2012)
The Associated PressSAN DIEGO (AP) — Richard Alf, one of the co-founders of San Diego's Comic-Con, has died from pancreatic cancer at age 59.U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/A5XU8p ) reports that Alf...
Joe Bodolai, 63 (2011)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" writer Joseph Bodolai has committed suicide in a Hollywood hotel room, the Los Angeles coroner's office said Tuesday. ...
Alan Sues, 85 (1926 - 2011)
ANDREW DALTON, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alan Sues, who brought his flamboyant and over-the-top comic persona to the hit television show "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" in the 1960s...
Patrice O'Neal (1969 - 2011)
KAREN MATTHEWS, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran stand-up comic Patrice O'Neal, who gained a wider following through TV and radio and helped roast Charlie Sheen, died Tuesday from...
Gaspar Henaine "Capulina" Perez, 85 (1927 - 2011)
The Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — The beloved Mexican comic known as "Capulina" died Friday at age 85, after a six-decade career as Mexico's equivalent of funny fat man Oliver Hardy. ...