Dara Gottfried, widow of Gilbert Gottfried He shared a tribute to the comedian a year after his death.
Reflected on the background “Aladdin” actor’s life And their marriage in a People magazine article.
“Gilbert used to talk about funny and tragic masks,” she writes. “He says that comedy and tragedy coexist. Where there is tragedy, comedy is looking over its shoulder and sticking out its tongue.”
“In the last year, I have thought a lot about that issue. Sometimes, I feel nauseous because of the amount of sadness, but we have to live and laugh,” she continued. “Gilbert, thank you for giving us the gift of laughter and love.”
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Gottfried and Dara met a Grammy Awards Party in 1997
“I don’t know how to explain the difference in our relationship,” she explained. “I was young, outgoing and social; Gilbert was shy and intelligent. We were opposites but like two pieces of a puzzle, we got along really well.”
“We dated for the next 10 years. I paid for cable so he would come over to my house every night to watch TV. We were in love.”
Gottfried and Dara married in 2007 and have two children.
“You know, The New York Times once wrote an article about us. It said, ‘I know I’ll never meet another man like him.’ And Gilbert replied, ‘A lot of people hope they never meet someone like me,'” Dara recalled. “Gilbert was wrong, I’m very lucky to have him. We love and miss you Gilbert.”
Comedian and ‘Aladdin’ star Gilbert dies aged 67 after illness
Gottfried He passed away on April 12, 2022 Recurrent ventricular tachycardia Due to myotonic dystrophy type II, longtime friend and publicist Glenn Schwartz told Fox News Digital at the time.
“We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness. In addition to being the most popular voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children.” The comedian’s verified Twitter account was shared at the time.
Although today is a sad day for us, please continue to laugh as much as possible in honor of Gilbert. Love the Gottfried family.
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Gottfried’s family was released The comedian’s last video was hours before he was rushed to the hospital.
Hours before his death, the comedian was taping the Sirius XM podcast, “Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast,” with guest Brenda Vaccaro.
“Gilbert’s last video of ‘Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast.’ He was rushed to the hospital a few hours after doing James Mason’s impression with guest Brenda Vaccaro,” the family tweeted, confirming the account.
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Gottfried voiced Iago in “Aladdin” the movie and the TV series. His other credits include “Problem Child”, “The Fairly Oddparents” and “The Mouse House”.
His television career included roles in “Beverly Hills Cop II” and “Here’s Who’s Talking.”