Voice acting legend, ‘Aladdin’ star, and comedian Gilbert Gottfried has been announced dead by his family at the age of 67.

Gilbert Gottfried had one of the most iconic and instantly recognizable voices in Hollywood. When his shrill yet endearing voice met you ears, whether it was in the theaters or in the comfort of your home, you instantly knew who it was speaking to you.

Gilbert, who was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 28th, 1955, also worked in comedy. Comedy was where he got his start and he was so successful that he was eventually picked up by SNL.

Gottfried’s Wikipedia page describes him as such:

“Gilbert Jeremy Gottfried (February 28, 1955 – April 12, 2022) was an American actor and stand-up comedian. Gottfried’s persona as a comedian features an exaggerated shrill voice and emphasis on crude humor. His numerous roles in film and television include voicing the parrot Iago in Disney’s Aladdin animated films and TV show, Digit LeBoid in the PBS Kids show Cyberchase, and Kraang Subprime in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Gottfried was the voice of the Aflac Duck until 2011. He appeared in the critically panned commercial hit Problem Child in 1990.

Since 2014, Gottfried has hosted a podcastGilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast, which features new episodes each week featuring discussions of classic movies and celebrity interviews, most often with veteran actors, comedians, musicians and comedy writers. Gilbert, a documentary film on Gottfried’s life and career, was released in 2017.”

Gottfried’s family announced his death via Twitter.

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“We are heartbroken to announce the passing 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. Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor,” his family wrote on Twitter.

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