The news was originally revealed by fellow actor Jason Alexander, before subsequently being confirmed through a statement from Gottfried's family on the actor's official social media account. 

Gottfried became an icon in the entertainment world for his unique voice, which he lent to . A prolific comedian, actor, and podcaster, Gottfried charmed generations of with his stand-up comedy 

, his appearances on shows like Hollywood Squares and the Comedy Central Roast, and animated performances such as Iago in Aladdin, Digit LeBoid in Cyberchase, and the Aflac Duck.

"We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness," the family's statement reads. "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 keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert's honor.  

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In the time since Gottfried's passing was announced, entertainers from all corners of Hollywood have taken to social media to mourn the actor 

and to share various stories of their time with him. Here are just a few of those reactions.