LOS ANGELES– Comedic legend Don Rickles passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Thursday, his publicist announced. He was 90 years old.
Multiple sources report Rickles died of kidney failure with his wife by his side.
Often called “Mr. Warmth,” was a frequent guest of late-night TV shows, beginning in the 1960s. He made his first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Even at 90, he was doing interviews on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Younger fans will recognize him as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” movies.
Rickles won a Primetime Emmy Award for “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project” in 2008.
Antenna TV (WJW 8.2) is celebrating Rickles’ life with several of his appearances on Johnny Carson.
The shows will air on Thursday, April 6; Friday, April 7; Saturday, April 8; and Sunday, April 9.
The shows air at 10 p.m., then again at 2 a.m. Click here for the Antenna TV schedule.