Comedian Richard Lewis dead at 76

Lewis led an acclaimed career as a comedian and an actor, starring alongside Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Comedian Richard Lewis passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Tuesday at the age of 76. 

His publicist, Jeff Abraham, revealed that he suffered a heart attack. 


Driving the news: Lewis, who was known for his recurring role on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, revealed in 2023 that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. 

  • Throughout his career, Lewis performed in clubs, on late-night TV, and starred in “Anything But Love” and “Robin Hood: Men in Tights.”
  • He gained popularity over the last couple of decades by joining Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm. 
  • Lewis was recognized as one of the top 50 stand-up comedians of all time by Comedy Central and featured in GQ magazine’s list of the “20th Century’s Most Influential Humorists.”
  • He is survived by his wife, Joyce Lapinsky.
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