Heaven just got another funny man in the form of the legendary Carl Reiner, who has died at the age of 98.
According to multiple reports, the comedian who got his start on The Dick Van Dyke Show passed away on Monday (June 29) at his home in California of natural causes.
But giving him the title of comedian doesn’t come close to describing this funny man. Through the years, he was also an actor, director, producer, writer and singer.
“Last night my dad passed away,” his son Rob Reiner tweeted out on Tuesday (June 30.) “As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light.”
Last night my dad passed away. As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) June 30, 2020
Indeed, he was a guiding light for many, including his longtime friend and fellow comedian Mel Brooks, who would routinely drive over to Reiner’s house to have dinner together and watch a little television together in their later years.
But, even the younger generations got to know him in recent years as one of the oldest celebrities to have his own Twitter account. And yes, he was quite active on it. In fact, on Saturday (June 27,) Reiner shared what is now quite a poetic summary of his life thus far.
“Nothing pleases me more than knowing that I have lived the best life possible by having met & marrying the gifted Estelle (Stella) Lebost, who partnered with me in bringing Rob, Annie & Lucas Reiner into to this needy & evolving world,” he wrote mere days before his death.
We send our condolences to all those who mourn Reiner’s death.
Nothing pleases me more than knowing that I have lived the best life possible by having met & marrying the gifted Estelle (Stella) Lebost—who partnered with me in bringing Rob, Annie & Lucas Reiner into to this needy & evolving world.
— carl reiner (@carlreiner) June 27, 2020