US comedy legend dies at 90
Comedy legend and actor, Don Rickles died on Thursday morning as a result of kidney failure, He was 90 years old.
"Emmy-award winning iconic comedian Don Rickles passed away at his home Los Angeles this morning (Thursday) as a result of kidney failure," his rep said in a statement. "Rickles would have turned 91 on May 8."
His funeral will be private.
Born in New York City, Rickles served in the U.S. Navy for two years during World War II before he found fame.
He got his big break when his insult comedy began getting him some attention from the "Chairman of the Board," Frank Sinatra. He connected with Sinatra by chiding him during a show and eventually became the go-to comic of the Rat Pack stars.
"Make yourself at home Frank. Hit somebody," Rickles reportedly said during the show.