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Richard Lewis, Comedian and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Actor, Passes Away at 76

Published Thu Feb 29 2024 By Nancy
Richard Lewis, Comedian and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Actor, Passes Away at 76

Richard Lewis, the cherished comedian and actor famous for his role in "Curb Your Enthusiasm," passed away at the age of 76. 

His representative, Jeff Abraham, confirmed the news in a statement to PEOPLE on Wednesday. 

Richard Lewis died when he was 76 years old.
Richard Lewis died when he was 76 years old.
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"Comedian and actor Richard Lewis peacefully passed away at his Los Angeles residence last night following a heart attack," the statement conveyed. "His wife, Joyce Lapinsky, expresses gratitude for the outpouring of love, friendship, and support, and kindly requests privacy during this time." 

A representative from HBO also shared their sentiments in a statement to PEOPLE, expressing, "We are deeply saddened by the news of Richard Lewis' passing. His comedic brilliance, sharp wit, and unmatched talent will be sorely missed. Richard will forever remain a beloved member of the HBO and Curb Your Enthusiasm families. Our heartfelt condolences extend to his family, friends, and the countless fans who found solace in Richard's laughter."

The cherished comedian and actor Richard Lewis, famous for his part in "Curb Your Enthusiasm," has died at the age of 76. 

His death, attributed to a heart attack, occurred at his home in Los Angeles. In a statement, his wife Joyce expressed gratitude for the love and support received and requested privacy. 

HBO shared they were very sad about Richard Lewis' passing and described him as a funny and talented person. They said he was an important part of the HBO and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" groups. They also sent their sympathies to his family, friends, and fans. 

During his acting career, Lewis was in many TV shows and movies. He was in the sitcom "Anything but Love" with Jamie Lee Curtis from 1989 to 1992. He also appeared in shows like "7th Heaven," "Rude Awakening," "Bojack Horseman," and "Blunt Talk."

Additionally, Richard left a mark in films such as "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" (1993) and "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995). In his later years, while filming "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Lewis persevered through excruciating pain from two back surgeries. 

Lewis shared with the Chicago Tribune, "After 20 years of being associated with the whole show, it was too much on my mind that I couldn't let (Larry) down."

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Throughout his career, Richard humorously embraced his personality, appearance, and life's ups and downs. He dubbed himself the "Prince of Pain," which he humorously reflected in the titles of his comedy tours: "I'm in Pain," "I'm Exhausted," and "I'm Doomed."  

In his book from 2000, "The Other Great Depression," Lewis talked honestly about how he sees life. Richard told The Washington Post in 2020, "No, I'm not a very happy man. I'm thrilled to be alive. I'm grateful for who's in my life. I've got great friends, a great wife, a dog, and I have a great career." 

He also said, "But there's just a part of me that's always going to be never totally happy. And I think that has a lot to do with my childhood." 

Richard, who married his wife in 2005 and did not have children, leaves behind a legacy of laughter and a deep connection with his audience. 

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