Dom DeLuise dies at 75

May 5th, 2009 // 78 Comments

Comedy legend Dom DeLuise died peacefully in his sleep last night at the age of 75, according to TMZ. As a kid growing up on Mel Brooks movies, talk about depressing news. I can’t think of any actor out there who I’d consider a modern day Dom DeLuise. I blame the Internet, and somehow, Zac Efron.

Rest in Peace, Dom.

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  1. Abe Vigoda

    All dogs go to heaven?

  2. Tups

    RIP
    first

  3. Somewhere J.J. is in mourning!

  4. Nancy

    It’s about time we got rid of that obese gay unfunny tard.

  5. I’m trying to remember a time when this “comedy legend” was actually funny and I’m drawing a blank. I mean, he doesn’t even crack the top 100 funniest fatties in my mind… any help?

  6. Its a toss up on what he liked best “JJ” or food!

  7. Barney Frank

    He ruled!

  8. STFUP

    Hey Nancy – SHUT THE F UP!
    -
    Show some respect for a comedy legend. You may not have been a fan youself, but why be so disrespectful?
    -
    I hope someone disrespects you like that when you die.

  9. James

    “he doesn’t even crack the top 100 funniest fatties in my mind… any help?”

    Well you can forget the Superficial female commenters (on the first part)…

  10. Jenny

    This is very sad. He was a genuinely nice guy. May he rest in peace.

    If anybody deserved to go in his sleep, it was this man. It’s a sad day

  11. Clarkehead

    Oddly enough, just this weekend I was just showing a friend of mine his “Eat This (it will make you feel better)” cookbooks when he asked about cooking good Italian-American food. Dom was a legend in every way. He loved life, good food, his friends, his family, and very much loved being in show business.

    Obviously hardest on his family, today is a day of true loss for his fans. RIP, Dom.

  12. zigi

    Lord save his soul …
    I just learned that Dom DeLuise-died last night in a Los Angeles hospital.
    He was 75.
    The history of life:Dom DeLuise-FILM

  13. Megan

    This sucks, sigh.

  14. Nancy

    ” 8. STFUP – May 5, 2009 12:43 PM

    Hey Nancy – SHUT THE F UP!
    -
    Show some respect for a comedy legend. You may not have been a fan youself, but why be so disrespectful?
    -
    I hope someone disrespects you like that when you die.”

    Ok, sorry, I’ll amend what I wrote:

    With all due respect to the easily amused flamers who considered this pathetic tub of lard to be even slightly humorous, it’s about time we got rid of that obese gay unfunny tard.

    (p.s. How, exactly, will I care about what somebody says when I’m dead?)

  15. Bleh

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now who will kiss the ape when your on the run from the law? WHO?

  16. cracka ass

    Loved his movies when I was a little kid.

    “The End” with him and Burt Reynolds is a classic.

  17. Mick

    He overate fatty foods and penises. Gee, what a loss.

  18. I’ve never written a comment on here before, but so long Dom, we loved you. This guy was an irreplaceable prince among men.

    Tony

  19. Mike Hawk

    Cannon Ball Run, The Retread, wont be the same without him.

  20. Farewell

    I am grieved. I thought he was a very nice guy. You won’t be forgottem Dom.

  21. Paige

    “Throw out your hands/stick out your tush/ hands on your hips/ give em a push/ dont be surprised/ your doing the French mistake VOILA!!!!” Rest in peace, captain chaos.

  22. justifiable

    #14 That’s OK, Nancy, it’s really only fair – because we don’t care what you have to say now.

  23. live and let live

    That’s so sad. :0( Everyone cool is passing over lately. My Mother is a huge fan of Dom and I’m a fan of his son(s) working on Stargate SG-1. One of my fave movies of Dom’s is “Fatso” – it’s a sweet, touching and hilarious, just like him. RIP Mr. DeLuise, you will be missed greatly.

  24. @14
    Nancy, calm down, Pink is a butch and yes your still “in”.
    Damn, these Prop. 8 bitches need some Valium.

    Rent “History of the World” (if you own a TV) and shoot down your own spew.

  25. jo

    Paul Prudhomme also died at exactly the same time today.

  26. My favorites:
    Spaceballs
    Blazing Saddles
    Robin Hood Men in Tights
    Cannonball Run 1 & 2
    An American Tail (and sequels)
    Secret of NIMH
    The Muppet Movie

    All around funny guy and amazing Voice Talent. He’ll not be sorely missed for he’ll always be lovingly remembered. RIP

  27. justifiable

    #23 I loved “Fatso”, but “The Twelve Chairs” was the first movie I ever saw him in – for me, Father Fyodor is still his best role. My mother always claimed to hate Mel Brooks but that movie changed her mind.

  28. live and let live

    #27 justifiable –

    Oh, I so agree…love “The Twelve Chairs”! I feel like renting a bunch of Dom movies from Netflix now! :0)

  29. nancy is a dumb whore

    Nancy,
    You’re right, you wouldn’t care after you’re dead what people say. So, while you’re alive (unfortunate) I will tell you you are a disrespectful dirty whore that will only be missed by your toothless johns. Hopefully you’re crotch will rot off and we will be shut of you for good.
    As for Dom, he seemed genuinely sweet and cheerful, which is more that I can say for the witless twat (Nancy) that wasted space on this page and on the planet.

    Sad day.

  30. Jim

    Fat, loud, and untalented. Good riddance. We’ve got plenty of those right on this site.

  31. Nancy

    There’s nothing quite as refreshing as when the celebrity cockgobblers attempt to do a “classy tribute” but tumble right back down into their usual gutterspeak. Well done, #29.

  32. justifiable

    #31 Nancy, you’re a fine one to call anyone out for “gutterspeak”. “Gay”, “tard” and “cockgobbler” aren’t endearments, so your moral high ground is endangered real estate, you hypocrit. You didn’t care for him? Fine. You think anyone you hate is gay? What else is new in your narrow little universe? He had a 43+ year steady career and was widely respected and loved in his industry, so you can suck it.

  33. Jennyjenjen

    Whoa Nancy, chill the fuck out! We get that you blame yourself for your father leaving your mom when you were 12. But you couldn’t help it if you weren’t good enough. You were just born big boned and dim. Maybe if you would have been prettier he would have stayed around a few more years and you would have gotten the love you think you deserved. But you didn’t deserve it. So let it go.. Daddy is happier now with his gay lover and it’s all your fault.

  34. live and let live

    Nancy, you are exactly what is wrong with this World.

  35. Nancy

    #32 – in your fantasies, do you first lift up Dom’s giant gut, or is it part of the fetish to try to suck while getting smothered in gut fat? Too bad he died before gay marriage was legalized in your state, huh?

    (p.s. Where, exactly, did I claim the moral high ground?)

  36. Eggy

    A funny, lovely man. You will be missed.

  37. BabBab

    a funny, funny man. rest in peace.

  38. Nancy is still a dumb whore

    You are a disgusting excuse for a human and I’m surprised that someone hasn’t shot you in the face for being with such a narrow-minded butt slut. I’m hoping that you catch such a horrible case of crabs that you can no longer type for all you’re scratching.

  39. justifiable

    #35 Oh, I think it was somewhere between calling someone you hate “gay”and a “tard” – always a clever move, get that knife-edged wit right out front – and then drowning in your own bile while calling people who enjoyed his work “celebrity cockgobblers” and berating them for not being “classy” when they told you just what they thought of your little performance here. God, it must really, colossally, suck to be you.

    Know what? Your dog didn’t die when you were 14, he fucking escaped.

  40. nancy has a gaping butthole

    Anyone with that kind of vitriol aimed at a deceased comic whose cheer and longevity are inarguable, is a sad and pathetic creature. May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your repugnent bush. You are classless and a coward. Watch out for what comes around…

  41. Nancy's Gay Dad

    Nancy, are you gonna be dead any time soon? I’d like to come out of hiding sometime in the next few years. See, I made a butt(oops)load of money selling my story as “Lost” to that JJ Abrams guy and I’d like to blow (oops) the money in peace without looking out over my damn shoulder for you all the time. And yes, you were fat and slow, and I did leave because of that. Oh yeah, you also weren’t a boy. Bitch, aint it?

  42. Nancy's Gay Dad

    Nancy, are you gonna be dead any time soon? I’d like to come out of hiding sometime in the next few years. See, I made a butt(oops)load of money selling my story as “Lost” to that JJ Abrams guy and I’d like to blow (oops) the money in peace without looking out over my damn shoulder for you all the time. And yes, you were fat and slow, and I did leave because of that. Oh yeah, you also weren’t a boy. Bitch, aint it?

  43. NoseRingGirl

    zomg saddest thing EVER. i almost burst into tears when I read this….rip big guy
    :(

  44. Nancy's Mom

    Dear Nancy~

    It’s time you were finally told the truth. The arguing you heard as a child were over custody of you. However, your dad and I were arguing about who had to retain custody. I was trying to give him total custody and he was arguing that he should only have to see you on the holidays. The thought of seeing you even once a year became all to much for your father, he ran off with his gay lover and I was stuck with you. I will never forgive that bastard.. My life has been hell ever since.

    P.S. The dog did run away from you, he said it had something to do with your chronic habit of smearing peanut butter where he was forced to lick it off…

  45. Nancy

    Ah yes, look at all the classy Dom DeLuise fans! What a moving tribute! With fans like these, he must be in heaven, looking down with great joy…that he finally is done hauling around his disgusting corpulent body and pandering with obvious desperation to get a laugh, knowing that he lacks real talent. Like his fans! Circle of life.

  46. Nancy

    p.s. I’m an anonymous commenter, you know nothing about me, so these comments are interesting to read in terms of what they reveal about you. Sorry about your childhood traumas, good luck with getting on with your lives.

  47. Rhialto

    I wish his loved ones many strenght after such a big loss.

  48. Carolyn

    He was genuinely sweet and cheerful. Years ago when I was a flight attendant we had him on an all nighter from LA to NY and he spent the majority of the trip talking to the passengers in coach–made them laugh, made them feel good. He was kind to us (when many celebrities treated us like shit) and to his fellow passengers.

  49. Nancy's Therapist

    Nancy is what we commonly refer to as “socially retarded”, this stems from being poorly socialized as a child. Typically a child suffers from lack of socialization because they are deemed a pariah, usually cast out due to offending odor or hideous deformation of the face. In Nancy’s case she was too stupid to understand even the most basic childhood games and to fat to compete in outdoor romps. Also, there was that rumor going around about the dog and peanut butter.. after that no parents would let her near their kids.

  50. Nancy's Dog

    She forced me, I swear. There are some things that even Skippy just can’t make you do.

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