Hollywood legend and comedian Carl Reiner has died aged 98

"One of the greatest comedian minds of all time." - Josh Gad

Hollywood heavyweight Carl Reiner, who enjoyed decades of success as a writer, actor, director, and comedian, has died at the age of 98.

The showbiz icon began his career in the 1950s; in the '60s, he created and co-starred in the hit sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Reiner went on to direct the classic comedy movies The Jerk, and The Man with Two Brains.

His most recent work was in the Ocean's Eleven franchise as Saul Bloom, and as the voice of Carl Reineroceros in the Toy Story franchise. 

His son, director Rob Reiner, tweeted an emotional goodbye saying, "Last night my dad passed away. As I write this, my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light." 

His best friend and fellow comedian, Mel Brooks tweeted:

Dick Van Dyke posted his sentiments: 

Comedian and actor (and voice of Frozen's Olaf) Josh Gad also posted a tribute to one of his idols.

 

ABC News has put together a beautiful reflection on the life and success of the comedy legend Carl Reiner.  

Source: YouTube/ABC/Twitter/MelBrooks/JoshGad/DickVanDyke

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