‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Creator And Legendary Comedian Carl Reiner Dies At The Age Of 98




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Creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show and comedy legend Carl Reiner passed away at the age of 98.

Carl Reiner was not only a comedian; he was an established director, writer, actor, and producer. He was also a member of the legendary comedy group of Sid Caesar. Carl had received Emmy Awards nomination for 17 times, out of which he won 10 times, including 7 for The Dick Van Dyke Show.

As per the assistant of Reiner, Carl had died due to natural causes, at his place in Beverly Hills, with his family by his side.

On Tuesday morning, son of Carl Reiner, Rob posted on his Twitter handle: ‘Last night my dad passed away. As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light.’

The tall and bald Carl Reiner has always been the welcome face on the small and silver screens in Caesar’s 1950s troupe, as the snarling, toupee-wearing Alan Brady of The Dick Van Dyke Show and in such films, as The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming and It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, and he was also one of the most appreciated men in the show business.

After the news broke out, many friends and followers of Reiner shared their memories with the legendary comedian and expressed their grievances through Twitter.

Jason Alexander said: ‘Carl Reiner was comedy genius. Often that genius made other funny people even funnier. But give him a stage and he could spin laughter out of any moment. I watched him do it time and again. His contributions to comedy are eternal. And a lovely man, as well.’

Al Jean shared: ‘RIP Carl Reiner godfather to generations of comedy writers.’

Al Roker expressed his grief: ‘The world lost an amazing voice with the loss of comedylegend and activist Carl Reiner at 98. Do yourself a favor and stream thedickvandykeshow alanbrady, or listen to the 2000 year oldman audio with melbrooks.’

Dan Rather stated: ‘I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of show business legend Carl Reiner. An innovator, entertainer, and beloved icon, his nearly century of life were like a roadmap through American culture. His wit and courage never left him; my heartfelt condolences to his family.’

Joy Behar shared a picture of Carl with the caption: ‘We have lost the great Carl Reiner; my condolences to his family. He is irreplaceable.’

David Simon wrote: ‘Already, I am upset to be living in a world without Carl Reiner and I only know the man his public work and essence. But I have one small remembrance of a random encounter that makes me laugh and I’m gonna share: A long time ago I was a newspaper reporter and I had the chance.’

Piers Morgan also wrote in his Twitter handle: ‘RIP comedy genius Carl Reiner, 98. Everybody wants to laugh – you know that. They need to laugh… people need to laugh. So true, thanks for all the laughs, Carl.’


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