Gilbert Gottfried stood up for a longtime pal in his last social media publish simply two weeks earlier than his demise.
As we’ve been reporting on Tuesday, the longtime comic and notable Aladdin voice actor handed away on Tuesday. He was 67 years previous.
In his last Instagram publish on Monday, March 28, the funnyman responded to the notorious “slap seen around the globe” that occurred throughout the 2022 Academy Awards. Backing longtime pal Chris Rock, who was slapped on stage by actor Will Smith after making an alopecia-related joke about Will’s spouse Jada Pinkett Smith, Gottfried shared his opinion in just a few phrases.
Writing candidly in response to the slap, the late comic shared (under):
“Which is the worst crime? Chris Rock being bodily assaulted or Chris Rock telling a joke?”
Alongside along with his tackle the violent on-stage outburst, Gottfried additionally posted a private pic of himself and Rock hanging out collectively:
He posted the identical picture and message on Twitter, as effectively.
That ended up being his last social media assertion he would make earlier than passing two weeks later. In response to his longtime pal and publicist Glenn Schwartz, who first confirmed the comic’s reason for demise, Gottfried succumbed after an extended battle with “Recurrent Ventricular Tachycardia resulting from Myotonic Dystrophy kind II.”