Legendary larger than life comedian Dom DeLuise passed away yesterday in his sleep at the age of 75. Suffering from kidney failure and respiratory problems, DeLuise passed away at a Los Angeles hospital. Known early on for his appearances on the Dean Martin Show, Dom would forever be known for his distinctive comedic voice and performances in various Mel Brooks’ films. A staple of some of Brooks’ best work, Dom appeared in such comedies as The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Silent Movie, History of the World Part 1, Spaceballs and Robin Hood Men in Tights. Dom was as well a frequent co-star of Burt Reynolds appearing in six films with the mustached macho man and a favorite of animator Don Bluth lending his voice to such films as The Secret of NIMH, An American Tale and All Dogs Go to Heaven. Personally I always enjoyed Dom as the imaginary “Koos A La Goop A La Goop” on Dexter’s Laboratory a very humorous performance if I must say.
I mean no disrespect, but I’m surprised that an old fat guy like Dom lived as long as he did. I guess this was one of those things that was bound to happen soon but you just don’t want it to. We send our deepest sympathies here at Cat Fancy.