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02nd Jan 2019

Curb Your Enthusiasm star Bob Einstein has died, aged 76

Dave Hanratty

Bob Einstein Curb Your Enthusiasm dead

Pour one out for the great Marty Funkhouser.

Actor, comedian and writer Bob Einstein, perhaps best known for his turn as Larry David’s sharp friend and rival Marty Funkhouser on Curb Your Enthusiasm, has died.

He was 76 years of age.

Einstein was also famous for creating the character of ‘Super Dave’ Osborne, a relentless but accident prone daredevil who appeared on Smothers Brothers and other variety shows in the 1960s.

His death was confirmed by his brother; fellow actor and comedian Albert Brooks, on Twitter on Wednesday evening:

Tributes were quickly paid, with Curb co-star Richard Lewis hailing an incredible career and Einstein’s “excruciatingly brilliant” performance on their show.

Marty Funkhouser will go down as one of the all-time great comedy characters.

Check out one of his finest moments below.

Clip via EigenvectorSeven

Meanwhile, similar sad news arrived on Wednesday with the passing of legendary wrestling personality ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund who also died at the age of 76.

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