'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Actor Bob Einstein Dies at 76
Actor and comedian Bob Einstein has died at the age of 76, according to his brother, Albert Brooks, who tweeted the news on Wednesday. Einstein was battling cancer, New York Daily News reported. The two-time Emmy winner played Marty Funkhouser on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
Einstein appeared on the hit show from 2004 to 2017. Einstein was also the creator of the character Super Dave Osborne, a satirical stuntman whose stunts are never successful. The character appeared on multiple comedy series starting in the 1970s.
Fans and fellow actors reacted to the news on Twitter and shared their condolences.
Bob Einstein was so damn funny. Marty Funkhauser and Super Dave Osborne were two amazing characters. RIP to a comedy great. pic.twitter.com/hIsaivLEnx
— John Cohen (@JohnCohen1) January 2, 2019
— David Mandel (@DavidHMandel) January 2, 2019
— Cheryl Hines (@CherylHines) January 2, 2019
Thank you for a lifetime of laughs, Bob Einstein.#RIPSuperDaveOsborne
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 2, 2019
Absolutely gutted over news over Bob Einstein. Bob, you were too kind and funny for words. 2019 off to a heartbreaking start. Horrible.
— Mike Ryan Ruiz (@MichaelRyanRuiz) January 2, 2019
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.
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