Richard Lewis, revered comic and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' star, dies at 76 – EVOL

LOS ANGELES — Richard Lewis, the beloved stand-up comedian and a star of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” has died, his publicist announced.

Lewis, 76, died at his home in Los Angeles after a heart attack Tuesday night, according to his publicist, Jeff Abraham.

The actor revealed in April that he had been living with Parkinson’s disease.

Joyce Lapinsky, Lewis’ wife, “thanks everyone for all the love, friendship and support and asks for privacy at this time,” according to the statement shared by Abraham.

Comedian Richard Lewis in Las Vegas in 2005.Ethan Miller / Getty Images

Lewis is co-starring in the final season of Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” on HBO.

David said Wednesday he was mourning his lifelong friend’s death.

“Richard and I were born three days apart in the same hospital and for most of my life he’s been like a brother to me. He had that rare combination of being the funniest person and also the sweetest,” David said in a statement. “But today he made me sob and for that I’ll never forgive him.”

Lewis, born in Brooklyn and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, first tried his hand at stand-up in New York City in the early 1970s — alongside the likes



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