Gilbert Gottfried’s final Instagram post was in support of Chris Rock

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Comedy legends Gilbert Gottfried He died on Tuesday, April 12, after a long illness. He was 67 years old.

His family broke the news of Gottfried’s death in a post on his Instagram and Twitter accounts.

“We are heartbroken to announce the death of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness. In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children.”

In a statement PeopleHis friends and preachers Glenn Schwartz Confirmed that Gottfried’s death was the result of “repeated ventricular tachycardia due to myotonic dystrophy type II”.

In her Last Instagram postGottfried showed support for his friend and assistant comedian Chris RockWho was insulted by the actor Will Smith March 27 during the Oscars.

“Which is the most heinous crime? Is Chris Rock being physically abused or is Chris Rock telling a joke?” Gottfried wrote March 28, along with a photo of himself with the rock.

Gottfried Aflac was best known as the voice of the duck for the insurance company Aflac. She Was fired By the insurance giant for joking about the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The Disney’s 1992 classic also features Gottfried Bird Igo Aladdin. And he has worked with his friend Chris Rock on various film projects, including two Eddie Murphy Movies, Beverly Hills Cop 2 (1987) and Dr. Dolitl (1998).

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