What a loss for the world. Not just the comedy world, but anyone who loved this guy, who died yesterday at the age of 90.
No one ever had the impeccable timing of Don Rickles. Somehow, he could say the most outrageously insulting things, but they came out with such an air of joy and silliness that it was nearly impossible to take offense. I don’t know how he did it. Comedians didn’t know how he did it. No one else could match his wit and his timing.
And we need him now more than ever.
But what a life. Well-lived, well-loved, well-beloved. Read these tweets and mourn the Everest of Comedy: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/celebrities-remember-don-rickles_us_58e6820ce4b0773c0d3ef90c?t44&