Curb Your Enthusiasm's Bob Einstein dead at 76

Curb Your Enthusiasm's Bob Einstein dead at 76

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By Keisha Hatchett,

Curb Your Enthusiasm's Bob Einstein has died after being recently diagnosed with cancer. He was 76 years old. His brother Albert Brooks confirmed the somber news Wednesday in a heartfelt tweet.

"R.I.P. My dear brother Bob Einstein. A great brother, father and husband. A brilliantly funny man. You will be missed forever," Brooks wrote.

Einstein made audiences laugh as Marty Funkhouser, Larry's greatest foil, in more than a dozen episodes of Curb. Maintaining a lengthy career in Hollywood that spanned four decades as a writer, actor and producer, his projects included The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour alongside Steve Martin, Arrested Development, Crank Yankers, Ocean's Thirteen and Roseanne. In 1977, Einstein won a Primetime Emmy for his work on the variety series Van Dyke and Company.

He is best known for creating Super Dave Osborne, a wacky stuntman who remained naively optimistic despite his stunts going spectacularly wrong. Einstein appeared as the memorable character in various shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Late Night with David Letterman, WWE Monday Night Raw, In Living Color, The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien and FX's Anger Management. The character was referenced by a number of rappers including Tupac Shakur, A Tribe Called Quest, Ice Cube and Fat Joe.

Stars have already begun to pay their respects to the Hollywood great on social media including Patton Oswalt, Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost and Billions creator Brian Koppelman, who worked with Einstein on Ocean's Thirteen. See their tributes below.

R.I.P. My dear brother Bob Einstein. A great brother, father and husband. A brilliantly funny man. You will be missed forever.

— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) January 2, 2019

The scene with you two in MODERN ROMANCE always wrecks me. "I'm not perfect." RIP to a comedy genius and a slow-burn god. https://t.co/ftD2oB9yS9

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 2, 2019

Two weeks ago, @DavidLevien and I standing around on set with @kevinpollak telling Bob Einstein jokes. We said that night, and have said many times, that nobody made us laugh harder than Bob Einstein. He was the best joke teller of all time. Working with him on o13 was an honor.

— Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman) January 2, 2019

RIP Bob "Super Dave" Einstein. We'll miss you 'Sup.

— Mark Frost (@mfrost11) January 2, 2019

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