Dom DeLuise Has Died

May 5, 2009

Famed actor, comedian and writer Dom DeLuise has passed away at the age of 75. 

He died yesterday in a hospital in Los Angeles. No cause of death has yet been stated, though he reportedly died peacefully.

Dom DeLuise appeared in many classic comedies, such as Blazing Saddles, The Muppet Movie, The Cannonball Run, and many others. He was also a children's book author and the voice of Pizza the Hutt in Space Balls. He was the recipient of a Golden Globe and an Emmy and frequently provided his voice for animated films and television. The man did not lack for talent.

DeLuise once said, "I'm actually a thin serious person but I play fat and funny, but only for the movies." He was a funny man indeed, and will be greatly missed.