Bob Einstein, the comedic actor-writer who’s finest identified for his portrayal of Marty Funkhouser on Curb Your Enthusiasm, has sadly handed away.
On Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, Einstein died in Indian Wells, Calif. following a latest most cancers analysis, Deadline experiences. He was 76 years outdated. At the time of this writing, additional particulars surrounding his demise have but to be revealed.
Einstein earned dozens of writing and on-screen credit over the course of his five-decade profession. After getting his begin writing for a lot of selection reveals throughout the late ’60s and ’70s, notably together with the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, he gained his first Emmy Award for writing in 1969. As a producer of Dick Van Dyke’s Van Dyke and Company, Einstein gained his second Emmy eight years later. In addition to his work on the Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, the actor-writer was additionally identified for making a lot of televised appearances as his comedic stuntman character, Super Dave Osborne.
After information of Einstein’s passing broke, a lot of followers, celebs, and co-stars took to social media to share their ideas and specific their condolences — together with his youthful brother, actor-director Albert Brooks. “R.I.P. My expensive brother Bob Einstein,” he wrote on Twitter. “An incredible brother, father and husband. A brilliantly humorous man. You will probably be missed without end.”
As fellow comic and Curb co-star Richard Lewis tweeted, “I’m in shock. I knew him without end. [Love] to his family members. His lengthy profession is tough to match. His function on #curbyourenthusiasm was excruciatingly sensible! Our forged and crew will probably be devastated. He was so liked. He advised me how a lot he liked LD and Curb. RIP buddy.”
Meanwhile, Curb actress Cheryl Hines additionally paid tribute on Twitter, writing alongside a coronary heart emoji, “We misplaced a buddy at the moment. Thanks for the entire laughs on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Our like to Bob’s household. #BobEinstein #SuperDave. The comedy world will miss you.” As David Mandel, a author on the hit HBO collection, wrote, “Very unhappy. Got to work with him on #Curb. Had heard he was sick. Will always remember him telling @jerryseinfeld the soiled joke concerning the newlyweds.”
According to Entertainment Tonight, Einstein is survived by his spouse of greater than 40 years, Roberta, in addition to their daughter, Erin Einstein Dale, and two grandchildren.
Our ideas are with Einstein’s family members throughout this troublesome time.