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Don Rickles died at the age of 90 on Thursday, and Hollywood stars and comedians have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the legendary insult comic. Rickles, ironically nicknamed “Mr. Warmth” for his cutting sense of humor, died of kidney failure at his home in Los Angeles. Following news of his passing, fans and admirers shared stories of being inspired and insulted by Rickles over the years, and honored his legacy as a comedian and entertainer. “90 years with Don Rickles weren’t enough,” Jimmy Kimmel wrote in a tweet. “One of the sweetest and most lovely people I had the pleasure of knowing. We miss you already.” Hollywood Stars Pay Tribute to ‘Genius’ Comedian Don Rickles “In lieu of flowers, Don Rickles’ family has requested that people drop their pants and fire a rocket” Reid Nakamura, provided by Published 11:52 am, Thursday, April 6, 2017 Don Rickles died at the age of 90 on Thursday, and Hollywood stars and comedians have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the legendary insult comic. Rickles, ironically nicknamed “Mr. Warmth” for his cutting sense of humor, died of kidney failure at his home in Los Angeles. Following news of his passing, fans and admirers shared stories of being inspired and insulted by Rickles over the years, and honored his legacy as a comedian and entertainer. “90 years with Don Rickles weren’t enough,” Jimmy Kimmel wrote in a tweet. “One of the sweetest and most lovely people I had the pleasure of knowing. We miss you already." Patton Oswalt remembered him with a Rickles-style joke, writing, “In lieu of flowers, Don Rickles‘ family has requested that people drop their pants and fire a rocket.” Rickles frequently appeared on late night talk shows, making his first appearance on “The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson” in 1965. He was also a prolific actor who appeared on shows like “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “The Addams Family” and “Gilligan’s Island” in the 1960s, and became a fixture on “The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast” specials. 90 years with Don Rickles weren't enough. One of the sweetest and most lovely people I had the pleasure of knowing. We miss you already — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 6, 2017 Don Rickles is gone at 90 years young. He was quite literally one of the funniest people to walk… https://t.co/IbakEHxwDe — Dane Cook (@DaneCook) April 6, 2017 God bless #DonRickles It was a pleasure meeting you and an honor to be insulted by you. Be careful in Heaven, they don't 'Roast' there. RIP — Nigel Lythgoe OBE (@dizzyfeet) April 6, 2017 I saw Don Rickles at the Daily Show once. He had no idea who I was. He looked at my face & said "Stop worrying. It's all going to be great" https://t.co/jOriPr9tqu — John Hodgman (@hodgman) April 6, 2017 In lieu of flowers, Don Rickles' family has requested that people drop their pants and fire a rocket. #RIPDonRickles — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 6, 2017 Sometimes people ask how @jimmypardo and I became friends – we had a passionate discussion about a Don Rickles documentary. #RIP — John Ross Bowie (@JohnRossBowie) April 6, 2017 damn it, we lost a great one #DonRickles fast furious brilliant for decades the definition of genius — Sandra Bernhard (@SandraBernhard) April 6, 2017 RIP Don Rickles. Your humor would be lost on the young today. Say hi to Joan. https://t.co/iUx1rWMpDj — JEN KIRKMAN (@JenKirkman) April 6, 2017 RIP Don Rickles. One of the funniest people that ever lived, you dumb schmuck. — billy eichner (@billyeichner) April 6, 2017 Legendary Comic Don Rickles Dies at 90 https://t.co/53nkFvON1x via @thr What a loss – he was more than a #Legend #RIPDonRickles — Gale Anne Hurd (@GunnerGale) April 6, 2017 Don Rickles was simply the best. He created insult comedy &yet every 1 of his targets felt loved and honored. One of a kind.http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/Hollywood-Stars-Pay-Tribute-to-Genius-11055635.php http://www.wochit.com

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