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Reaction to the death of insult comedy legend Don Rickles

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/6/2017 By The Associated Press
FILE - In this Nov. 10, 1977 file photo, comedian Don Rickles, left, pretends to strangle fellow comedian Red Buttons prior to an Annual Stag Roast in Los Angeles. Rickles died Thursday, April 6, 2017, of kidney failure at his Los Angeles home. He was 90. (AP Photo/ Lennox McLendon, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 10, 1977 file photo, comedian Don Rickles, left, pretends to strangle fellow comedian Red Buttons prior to an Annual Stag Roast in Los Angeles. Rickles died Thursday, April 6, 2017, of kidney failure at his Los Angeles home. He was 90. (AP Photo/ Lennox McLendon, File)

Reaction to the death of comedy legend Don Rickles:

"A giant loss." — Billy Crystal via Twitter.

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"We lost a great one. fast furious brilliant for decades the definition of genius." — Sandra Bernhard via Twitter.

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"In lieu of flowers, Don Rickles' family has requested that people drop their pants and fire a rocket." — Patton Oswald via Twitter.

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"Don Rickles, you kept us laughing for so many years. We will miss you dearly. Thanks for the zingers. You were one of a kind." — George Takei via Twitter.

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"One of the funniest people that ever lived, you dumb schmuck." — Billy Eichner via Twitter.

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"90 years of Don Rickles weren't enough. One of the sweetest and most lovely people I had the pleasure of knowing." — Jimmy Kimmel via Twitter.

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"Awwww man Rickles is dead. Rest In Peace buddy." — Danny DeVito

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