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Tom Bergeron remembers Gilbert Gottfried

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Actor and comedian Gilbert Gottfried died on April 12 at the age of 67 “after a long illness”. He was a frequent guest on “Hollywood Squares” in the late 1990s and early 2000s and a popular guest of host Tom Bergeron, who reminisced about his late friend on Instagram.


Tom Bergeron said Gilbert Gottfried was his favorite guest

In his first post about Gottfried’s death, the former “Dancing With the Stars” host simply wrote “No words” with a grieving emoji. In a follow-up post, Bergeron reminisced about her time on Hollywood Squares.

Bergron wrote:

Whenever I’m asked who my favorite guest was during my years hosting Hollywood Squares, the answer is always the same; @realgilbert. Click the link next to my profile picture for an example of why… #RIP

The link is a clip from “Hollywood Squares” where the two contestants have to repeatedly choose Gottfried for the winning symbol and he keeps giving right or wrong answers and the contestants keep disagreeing or agreeing and nobody can win the game and Gottfried further screams, “YOU FOOL!” every time they get it wrong. Everyone laughs more and more as the game drags on and on and on.

Check out the following sequence:


Hollywood Squares – YOU FOOL! (part 2/2)Part 2 of the epic episode of Hollywood Squares2009-10-16T05:27:59Z

Bergeron honored several friends who recently passed away

in a (n Instagram post, Gottfried’s family announced his death and wrote: “We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness. In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children. Although today is a sad day for all of us, please continue to laugh as loud as you can in Gilbert’s honor. Greetings from the Gottfried family.”

Glenn Schwartz, Gottfried’s longtime friend and publicist, narrates NBC News that the official cause of death is recurrent ventricular tachycardia due to myotonic dystrophy type II. Gottfriend is survived by his wife Dara and their two children, wife Dara, daughter Lily, 14, and son Max, 12.

This is the third comedian boyfriend Bergeron has lost in the last few months. On twitterHe wrote that he was “heartbroken” at the loss of Gottfried, adding, “Too many goodbyes this year.” He was close friends with Bob Saget, who died in January 2022. Back then Saget posted multiple clips by Saget to his InstagramShe wrote: “For my last @afvofficial, I asked a special favor from my boyfriend. Without hesitation he agreed (link to video in bio). I will always be grateful for that. And for our friendship.”

He also remembered Betty Whitewho died on New Year’s Eve at the age of 99. Bergeron wrote that he “never felt more proud” honoring White at the Daytime Emmy Awards.

“@michaellevitt_1 has created a brilliant tribute in the form of a ‘Password’ game. A few days later I got flowers from Betty. The thank you letter read in part, “You were almost as good as my Allen” and referred to her late husband (and “Password” host) Allen Ludden. I’ve never been prouder of a thank you note either,” Bergeron wrote.
Dancing With the Stars returns for Season 31 on Disney Plus in Fall 2022.

CONTINUE READING: Tom Bergeron reacts to ABC dropping ‘Dancing With the Stars’

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