A doting dad. Late comedian Gilbert GottfriedTwo children were born to the wife and husband Dara KravitzBefore his death at the age of 67.
The actor married the producer in February 2007, ten years after their first meeting at a Grammys celebration. The couple welcomed daughter Lily in 2007 and son Max two years later.
The New York native’s eldest child convinced him to make a TikTok and Gottfried bonded with his daughter over the videos, he revealed in July 2020.
“She got me on TikTok, I have no idea what it is,” the Aladdin star explained to CinemaBlendat the time. “I’m like talking to somebody’s grandmother about TikTok. And she’ll say, ‘I want you to do this little dance step,’ which, of course, I can never do.”
As for Max, he and the “Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast” cohost connected over classic monster movies.
“He goes: ‘Why is he turning into the Wolf Man? Why doesn’t Frankenstein turn into the Wolf Man?’” the Celebrity Wife Swap alum told The New York TimesOne of their conversations in 2013. “After a while I’ve got to say, ‘Look, I know that this makes no sense whatsoever.’”
In April 2022, news broke of the upcoming election.Celebrity Apprentice alum died after suffering from “a long illness,” according to a statement from his “heartbroken” family.
“In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children,” the statement read. “Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor.”
Gottfried’s rep subsequently told Us WeeklyYou can find the AristocratsRecurrent Ventricular Tchycardia caused by Myotonic Dystrophy type 2, a rare genetic condition, claimed the life of actor. According to the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, the condition affects muscles and other body systems and causes symptoms like muscle weakness, pain, stiffness, and so on.
The Daytime Emmy nominee’s celebrity friends honored him with social media tributes, from Ben StillerTo George Takei.
“I don’t think I ever laughed as hard as I did sitting on a flight to L.A. across from Gilbert once in the early 90’s. He would do something ridiculous and not stop laughing until you stopped laughing. He was funny, my God. So funny,” the Zoolanderstar tweeted, while Star Trek actor added, “I shall miss you, my friend, my sometimes foil, my always pain in my side, usually from the belly laughs. The heavens are a great deal louder with you out there now, I’m sure. Keep ‘em shaking their heads and smiling, Gilbert.”
Keep scrolling to see Gottfried’s sweetest moments with Lily and Max over the years, from Thanksgiving celebrations to selfies.