Richard Lewis Dies: ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Star Was 76

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Curb Your Enthusiasm star and famed comedic standup performer Richard Lewis has died at the age of 76.

Lewis’s death was confirmed by his publicist. The comedian had been living with Parkinson’s disease, a diagnosis that he revealed publicly in April 2023.

Lewis’s death was shared on social media by Bette Midler who posted, “On a sad note, the great Richard Lewis has died.” In response to Midler’s post, Steve Martin commented, “Great Sadness.” Known for being one of the most prolific comics of the last century, Lewis has been making viewers laugh as he’s played a fictional version of himself in Curb episodes.