Sunday 25 June 2017

Tom Hanks leads tributes to comedy 'God' Don Rickles

By Katie Archer

The veteran comedian has passed away at 90.

Tom Hanks has paid tribute to his late co-star Don Rickles, calling him “a God”.

Comedian and actor Rickles, who was 90, died of kidney failure at his Los Angeles home.

He voiced Mr Potato Head in all three of the Toy Story films alongside Hanks who voices Woody, and was signed up for the fourth instalment in the franchise which is due out in 2019.

Tim Allen, who voices Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story films, said in a statement: “Don Rickles is one of the biggest reasons I am a comic today.

“I feel bad, mostly for everyone in Heaven who will now learn first hand from the sharpest wits ever, what it’s like to be Rickled.”

Hollywood star Jim Carrey said: “Don once begged me for a couple of bucks then told me to twist myself into a pretzel. Ego slayer! Comic Everest! Spank you, Mr Rickles.)”

Here’s what other stars had to say about Rickles’ passing.

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