Jimmy Kimmel Remembers Don Rickles With Teary-Eyed Monologue

Comedian Don Rickles dies at 90

Tom Hanks, meanwhile, said the comedian's death hit the entertainment world hard.

Don Rickles died of kidney failure at his Los Angeles home.

Before reminiscing about the voice of Toy Story's Mr. Potato Head with guest Adam Sandler, Kimmel delivered an emotional (albeit NSFW) monologue.

"It's not going to be our usual show tonight", Jimmy Kimmel warned viewers at the top of Thursday's JKL, hours after Don Rickles died at age 90.

"He was called 'The Merchant of Venom, ' but in truth, he was one of the kindest, caring and most sensitive human beings we have ever known", comedian Bob Newhart and his wife Ginnie, who were close friends, said in a statement. "I can't say anything but he just walks past me and he stops, looks me up and down, and says 'Stop smoking.' Like that's what I was doing that made me a dwarf". "Spank you, Mr Rickles". "He was a very sweet person and this is sad news". What a talent! He was remarkable and one of our favourites to work with on "The Dick Van Dyke Show". "We loved you so", Van Dyke tweeted.

Singer Barbra Streisand tweeted: "Being skewered by Don Rickles was side-splitting amusing".

"Sitting behind a desk while Don Rickles made fun of me, [it] was like being a real talk show host for a minute", he shared.

Actor Danny DeVito tweeted: "Awwww man Rickles is dead".

"Don Rickles was one the absolute greats".

And Chris Rock added: 'He was the love of my life.

"Don came to visit 17 more times after that. A truly great comedian, a master of his craft".

Born in Queens, New York, Rickles's career took off after he started making regular appearances on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" and the "Late Show with David Letterman".

"#RIPDonRickles (sic)" And talk show host Jimmy Fallon paid a heartfelt tribute on his social media account. "There's nothing better than getting burned by Don Rickles". "When he'd come to my house, he'd yell about the stairs, as if I put them there specifically to inconvenience him". "He kept me laughing during 58-years of friendship". "So God bless you Don Rickles, and thank you". He gave me advice - good advice, not the advice people give you just to hear themselves giving you advice. A attractive husband and father.

Barbra Streisand wrote: "Being skewered by Don Rickles was side-splitting amusing. I will sorely miss this incredibly amusing and lovable man".

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