Entertainment Don Rickles dead; celebrities, comedians react to legendary comic's passing Comedians took to Twitter to remember legendary comic Don Rickles, who died on Thursday. Photo Credit: Getty Images By amNY.com Updated April 6, 2017 3:44 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Don Rickles died on Thursday at his Los Angeles home from kidney failure, his publicist said. Rickles, a Queens native, was 90. The master insult comic, who created laughs with ridicule and sarcasm in a decades-long career, earned the sarcastic nickname, Mr. Warmth. Rickles was known best for his roles on "The Don Rickles Show," "Gilligan's Island," "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "The Addams Family." The comedian also played the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the "Toy Story" films. Below, celebrities and fellow comedians remember Rickles. By amNY.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.