Gutfeld Pays Tribute to Don Rickles: 'I Worshipped Him as a Kid'
Legendary comedian Don Rickles died Thursday at age 90. Rickles passed away at his L.A. home due to kidney failure, his publicist announced.
Greg Gutfeld paid tribute (video above) on "The Five," saying he "worshipped" Rickles as a youngster and watched any program or roast in which Rickles was appearing.
"He was the master of the insult, one of the funniest people that ever lived," said Gutfeld, recalling a funny story about the first time he met Rickles.
Watch the Fox News tribute video below and check out some of the reaction from the comedy world.
90 years with Don Rickles weren't enough. One of the sweetest and most lovely people I had the pleasure of knowing. We miss you already
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 6, 2017
RIP Don Rickles. One of the funniest people that ever lived, you dumb schmuck.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) April 6, 2017
Quite simply one of the funniest ever.
RIP Don Rickles 90 https://t.co/xiZf1U1g6J
— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) April 6, 2017
Don Rickles has passed away.
A giant loss.
— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) April 6, 2017
In lieu of flowers, Don Rickles' family has requested that people drop their pants and fire a rocket. #RIPDonRickles
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 6, 2017
Greatest Of All Time https://t.co/b7q4wmpFX0
— Jeff Ross (@realjeffreyross) April 6, 2017
Aw jeez. Rickles .Sweetest, funniest, legend and mensch. Came to a party at my house gave me a dollar and told me to get a nicer place.#RIP
— Craig Ferguson (@CraigyFerg) April 6, 2017
One of the funniest, ballsiest comics of all time. RIP Don Rickles. pic.twitter.com/wF9rPQjjVz
— Jim Norton (@JimNorton) April 6, 2017
RIP Don Rickles. Legend.
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) April 6, 2017
RIP to this sweet and lovely man pic.twitter.com/j8mseq1aSY
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) April 6, 2017
Rickles is gone. He was the best, you hockey pucks. RIP
— marc maron (@marcmaron) April 6, 2017