Carl Reiner, long-standing comedy legend, passed away at the age of 98
Carl Reiner- a writer, director, actor, and producer with many decades’ worth of credits inlcuding “The 2000 Year Old Man” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show” exhibited a sharp wit and a generous spirit, has passed away. His son and director Rob Reiner, informed in a tweet.
Rob Reiner informed that he was 98 years old and further wrote “Last night my dad passed away,” and added: “As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light.”
On Monday, Carl Reiner died due to natural causes at his residence in Beverly Hills, his assistant Judy Nagy notified CNN in a statement.
His career spanned over live television, record albums, Broadway, motion pictures and several guest appearances.
He also was a performer and writer on the renowned “Your Show of Shows.” He set up “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” which was one of the outstanding situation comedies in history, which was appertaining to his life as a comedy writer.
On Tuesday, numerous tributes from Hollywood co-workers poured over social media.
Dick Van Dyke wrote: “My idol, Carl Reiner, wrote about the human comedy,” and added: “He had a deeper understanding of the human condition than I think even he was aware of. Kind, gentle, compassionate, empathetic and wise. His scripts were never just funny, they always had something to say about us.”
“His talent will live on for a long time, but the loss of his kindness and decency leaves a hole in our hearts,” Alan Alda expressed.
Reiner’s current routine with associate comedian and director Mel Brooks, “The 2000 Year Old Man” which started in the 1950s was immortalized on various comedy albums. The act was based on a reporter who interviews a 2000-year-old man about life, is still remembered and performed by comedians past and present, cherishing its fast-paced humor, ridiculous twists, and evident camaraderie between the pair.