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    Comic Legend Don Rickles Dies at 90

    He was comedy’s equal-opportunity offender. The legendary comedian, beloved for his rapid-fire and indiscriminate insults, passed away yesterday at his Los Angeles home at the age of 90. For over six decades Rickles, who was sarcastically nicknamed “Mr Warmth,” famously unleashed his acerbic tongue on any topic or person he could. Having realized his talent during his early stand-up while rebutting hecklers, Rickles honed both his skills and reputation through regular appearances on Dean Martin’s Celebrity Roasts. He is survived by his wife, daughter and grandchildren.

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