Gilbert Gottfried worked in a commercial a few weeks before his death at the age of 67 from complications of muscular dystrophy type II
- Gilbert Gottfried worked in the week before his death at the age of 67 April 12
- The star filmed a commercial for a space rental company in Hollywood offices
- He is best known for voicing the character Iago in the 1992 movie Aladdin
- announced his family He passes after a quiet struggle with a “long illness”
- And the publicist revealed that he had a type of heart failure
- Gilbert is survived by his wife Dara, daughter Lily, 14, son Max, 12, sister Karen and nephew Graham
Gilbert Gottfried worked until a week before his death.
The funnyman starred in an advertising campaign for Hollywood office space rentals to play a know-it-all celebrity. We were thrilled to help Gilbert and he did a great job. He was kind, professional and most of all fun,” the company shared on social media this week.
Actor Gottfried died at the age of 67 on April 12 from complications of muscular dystrophy type II, an inherited form of muscular dystrophy that causes heart problems.
Funny to the end: Gilbert Gottfried worked until a week before his death. The funny man starred in an advertising campaign for office space rental company Hollywood Offices to play the all-knowing celebrity
At once, the accomplished voice actor put all his energy into performing, jokingly, ‘Listen to me. I’m famous. I know everything! Celebrities know everything, so I know everything. I’ve been on TV.
The job was booked through a company called Memmo, which hires celebrities for these types of jobs.
Gottfried is perhaps best known for the voice of the cartoon character Iago in the 1992 movie Aladdin. He was also behind the duck mascot Aflac Insurance.
“We are saddened to announce the death of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness,” the family said.
Sad farewell: Longtime comedian Gottfried dies at 67, his family announced Tuesday on Twitter
He started young: here the star appears in 1990 at the beginning of his career
“In addition to being the comics’ most famous voice, Gilbert was a husband, brother, friend, and father to his two young children,” she continued.
“Although today is a sad day for all of us, please continue to laugh as loudly as possible in honor of Gilbert.”
The note was signed: “Love, Gottfried family.”
Gottfried and his wife, Dara Kravitz, whom he married in 2007, share 14-year-old daughter Lily and son Max, 12.
Schwartz said Gottfried suffered from recurrent ventricular tachycardia, a form of heart failure, caused by type II muscular dystrophy.
Big Role: Gottfried is best known for voicing Iago in the 1992 movie Aladdin
Duck job: Gottfried is best known for his voice to the duck mascot Aflac Insurance. Pictured in 2010
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