Larry David and Jamie Lee Curtis pay tribute


Richard Lewis’ friends and co-stars, including Larry David, Jamie Lee Curtis and Cheryl Hines, are taking to social media to pay tribute to the late actor and comedian.

Lewis, known for his role in Curb your enthusiasmHe died Tuesday night at his Los Angeles home after suffering a heart attack, his publicist said. The Hollywood Reporter. He Everything but love The actor revealed in April last year that he had been living with Parkinson’s disease and was retiring from stand-up.

Larry David, the star and creator of Curb your enthusiasm, shared in a statement: “Richard and I were born three days apart in the same hospital and for most of my life he has been like a brother to me. He had that rare combination of being the funniest person and also the sweetest. But today he made me cry and I will never forgive him for that.”

A spokesperson for HBO, which produced the Emmy-winning comedy series, wrote: “We are heartbroken to learn that Richard Lewis has passed away. His comedic brilliance, wit and talent were unmatched. “Richard will always be a beloved member of the HBO and Curb Your Enthusiasm families, our deepest condolences to his family, friends and all the fans who could count on Richard to brighten his days with laughter.”

The other from Lewis Curb your enthusiasm Co-star Cheryl Hines, who plays Larry’s wife Cheryl David, shared a heartfelt tribute on Instagram, writing: “When I was young, I had a huge crush on Richard Lewis. He was the funniest person on stage and the most handsome comedian. Then when they kicked me out Curb your enthusiasmI was able to work with him and it was a dream come true.”

The actress continued: “Over the years I learned who Richard really was and the gifts he gave me. Yes, he was the comedian I fell in love with, but he was also one of the most loving people I know. He would take the time to tell the people he loved what they meant to him, especially in recent years. between takes Curb, he told me how special I was to him and how much he loved me. Being Loved by Richard Lewis. A true gift. I love you ricardo. We will miss you. Sending my love to Joyce and all of Richard’s family. Larry, Richard adored you. But you know what.”

Susie Essman, who also played Susie Greene in Curb your enthusiasmsaid in a statement to THR, “Richard had a brilliant, original voice that cannot be replaced. I was lucky to call him a friend. He made me laugh and he was one of the kindest and most understanding people I have ever met. “

Luis’ Everything but love His co-star Jamie Lee Curtis wrote in a heartfelt message: “I remember exactly where I was when I saw a poster of him about a stand-up special on Sunset Boulevard when we were casting the ABC pilot. Everything But Love and I asked the casting people to bring him in to audition to play my best friend/maybe boyfriend, Marty Gold. I thought he was handsome. He made me laugh, that he is the one thing a strong, capable woman can’t do for herself. He got the role where I snorted and laughed when he mispronounced the word Bundt cake. He left everyone else speechless. It was a love triangle show and they didn’t pick up that pilot, but they came back and told me that the chemistry with Richard was great and that we could renew the original pilot, which is the show we ended up on. doing for a couple of years.”

The Oscar-winning actress added: “The last text message Richard sent me was hoping he could convince ABC/Disney to release another box set of episodes of the show. He is also the reason I am sober. He helped me. I will be forever grateful to him just for that act of grace. He found love in Joyce and that, of course, along with his sobriety, is what mattered most to him. I’m crying as I write this. Strange way to thank a sweet and funny man. Rest laughing, Richard.”

National Comedy Center Executive Director Journey Gunderson shared in a statement to THR, “Richard Lewis was part of a changing of the guard in stand-up history during the 1970s; His work exemplified and anticipated the deeply personal, raw, introspective, and yes, neurotic tone that has come to color much of contemporary comedy. “His influence on this art form was profound and we are proud to preserve his lasting contribution to the legacy of comedy.”

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