Legendary comedy actor and creator Carl Reiner dead at age 98
Very sad news.
Carl Reiner, the comedy actor and creator whose career spanned eight decades, has died at the age of 98.
Reiner first came to prominence alongside his comedy partner Mel Brooks, performing the 2000 Year Old Man sketch, famously sent up in The Simpsons' episode, Homer vs Patty & Selma.
After that, Reiner went on to win nine Emmys, not just as a performer, but as creator of the Dick Van Dyke Show. He also struck up a creative partnership with Steve Martin, co-writing and directing many of his movies, including The Jerk.
In recent decades, Reiner has remained relevant, starring in the Ocean's Eleven trilogy and doing voice work on the Toy Story movies, as well as making guest appearances on a host of comedy shows, including Parks & Rec, Ally McBeal, House, American Dad, Two And A Half Men and many more.
Just yesterday, Reiner had tweeted: "Nothing pleases me more than knowing that I have lived the best life possible by having met & marrying the gifted Estelle (Stella) Lebost (who passed away in 2008), who partnered with me in bringing Rob, Annie & Lucas Reiner into to this needy & evolving world."