Stand-up comedian Richard Lewis dies at 76 - celeb reactions

    The comedian and actor passed away on Tuesday following a heart attack.

    Richard Lewis (Source: Instagram)

    Richard Lewis (Source: Instagram)

    Stand-up comedian Richard Lewis has passed away at the age of 76, as confirmed by his representative, Jeff Abraham. Lewis died on Tuesday night after experiencing a heart attack. Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, he is widely recognized for his role on Anything But Love alongside Jamie Lee Curtis, his portrayal of Prince John in Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and most notably, for playing a fictionalized version of himself on Larry David's HBO series, Curb Your Enthusiasm.

    Lewis gained prominence in the 1980s and '90s for his self-deprecating and dark stand-up comedy routines, which garnered him recognition through frequent appearances on The Tonight Show and various other late-night programs.

    Tributes to a Comedy Legend

    In April 2023, Lewis disclosed that he had received a Parkinson's disease diagnosis two years earlier. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Lapinsky, whom he married in 2005. After his passing, notable friends and fellow co-stars of the comedian expressed their condolences and shared tributes to the late star on social media.

    Larry David and Cheryl Hines, Richard's co-stars on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," shared heartfelt statements, highlighting Richard's significance to them, his kindness, humor, and expressing their collective sense of heartbreak.

    Heartfelt Tributes Pour In for the Late Comedian

    Former co-stars and friends such as Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Stiller, Jeff Garlin, Bill Burr, Jason Alexander, and many others shared tributes to the late comedian across social media platforms.