Comedian Gilbert GottfriedThe cause of death was “recurrent ventricular tachycardia”, his longtime preacher, Glenn SchwartzSays In contact.
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, this condition is called “abnormal heart rhythm or arrhythmia”. “This happens when the chamber below the heart vibrates too fast to pump well and the body does not get enough oxygenated blood.”
The Aladdin The actor, who suffered from myotonic dystrophy type II disease, died in New York City on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at “2:35 pm”, his representative added.
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, myotonic dystrophy type II is a “common multi-system disorder that affects skeletal muscle,” “smooth muscle,” and “cardiac muscle of the heart.”
According to the Myotonic Dystrophy Support Group, type II disorder is characterized by “muscle contraction or ‘myotonia’ and inability to relax by muscle weakness.” The team added that “the most commonly presented symptoms” are “muscle weakness, stiffness and pain.”
The stand-up family announced Tuesday before his death, writing in a statement shared on the social media accounts of the late voiceover star that the favorite comedian has passed away.
“We are heartbroken to announce the death of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness,” they wrote. “As well as 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 smiling as much as possible in honor of Gilbert. Love, the Gottfried family.”
Gottfried leaves his wife, Dara KravitzAnd their two children, Lily Aster Gottfried and Max Aaron Gottfried.
Two months ago, Gottfried, who recently performed at the Paradise Theater in Toronto on March 26, mourned the loss of his fellow stand-up comic and good friend, Bob Segate, who died at Ritz Carlton, Orlando, Florida. Age 65 from head trauma on 9 January.
“Still scared. I just talked to Bob a few days ago. We were on the phone as usual laughing at each other. RIP to friend, comedian and collaborator elite Bob Segate,” he wrote on Twitter at the time of Segate’s death.