Richard Lewis saluted by 'Curb' co-stars, said he was 'quite well' weeks before death

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"Besides your remarkable talent there was no one sweeter or more generous than you, my friend. I miss you already & forever. Rest in Power, Richard. Our sincere condolences to Joyce, his family & fans @TheRichardLewis," he tweeted, along with a photo from the "Robin Hood" set.

"Richard was my hero when I was a standup," filmmaker Paul Feig added. "I was lucky enough to get to know him and he was the most wonderful man. So supportive and kind and truly one of the funniest people on the planet. You will be missed, my friend."

"He was one-of-a-kind & always hilarious. Thank you for a lifetime of laughter," wrote "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill.

"God bless, Richard Lewis peace and love to Joyce peace and love," tweeted Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.

"Richard Lewis was part of a changing of the guard in stand-up history during the 1970s; his work exemplified and anticipated the deeply personal, raw, introspective and yes, neurotic, tone that has come to color so much contemporary comedy. His influence on the art form was profound, and we are proud to preserve his enduring contribution to comedy's heritage," Journey Gunderson, the executive director of the National Comedy Center, said in a statement to The Times.



(Freelance writer Whitney Friedlander contributed to this report.)


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