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05-05-2009, 10:57 AM
Dom DeLuise Dies
Posted May 5th 2009 10:30AM by TMZ Staff
We've just learned that Dom DeLuise -- who starred in such classics as "The Cannonball Run" and "Blazing Saddles" and was the voice of Pizza the Hut in "Spaceballs" -- died last night in a Los Angeles hospital.
We're told he passed away peacefully in his sleep at around 6 PM.
He was 75.
05-05-2009, 11:02 AM
Oh man this sucks. R.I.P.
05-05-2009, 11:08 AM
he was only 75? I have a very inaccurate perception of actor's ages. Feels like he's been around forever.
05-05-2009, 11:44 AM
My mom owns like 3 of his cookbooks. One of the good ones is gone.
05-05-2009, 11:52 AM
he was a hilarious guy, he'll be missed :(
05-05-2009, 12:03 PM
The man was friggin' hailarious.
An amazing body of work.
05-05-2009, 12:05 PM
So many great comedic roles,some as a sidekick to Burt Reynolds.
Blazing Saddles (1974) .... Buddy Bizarre
The Muppet Movie (1979) .... Bernie the Agent
Fatso (1980) .... Dominick DiNapoli
Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) .... Doc
The Cannonball Run (1981) .... Victor Prinzim / Captain Chaos
Spaceballs (1987) (voice) .... Pizza The Hutt
He also did a lot of voice work for animated films/ t.v series
R.I.P Dom Thanks for the laughs
05-05-2009, 12:32 PM
So long, big guy.
05-05-2009, 01:04 PM
R.I.P. Dom DeLuise. You were a very funny man.
05-05-2009, 01:43 PM
I'll always remember you as Tiger from An American Tail.:(
05-05-2009, 01:53 PM
He had some great movies, whether it was starring, supporting, or just cameos. A very funny man.
05-05-2009, 02:43 PM
Only really saw him in Blazing Saddles but he was a funny guy.
05-05-2009, 02:47 PM
I only saw him in a handful of things, Robin Hood Men in Tights being the one that stands out the most to me. Maybe All Dogs go to Heaven?
Either way seemed like a funny guy. RIP
05-05-2009, 03:07 PM
Well, shit. That sucks.
He will always be Jeremy to me.
05-05-2009, 09:21 PM
Dom DeLuise was one of the best funny actors ever in film. Farewell. :(
05-05-2009, 09:24 PM
The guy had swell comedic talent.
God of War
05-05-2009, 09:26 PM
R.I.P Dom DeLuise :(
05-05-2009, 10:11 PM
One of my favs from him:
How could I forget Captain Chaos:
05-05-2009, 10:20 PM
This saddens me. :(
Loved him...he was always Burts second banana, but he was a great second banana. RIP.
05-06-2009, 01:14 PM
Dom was a staple guest back in the 70's on shows like Mike Douglas-I still remember seeing his 1980 film "Fatso" at local movie theater-good film! and I think his best leading role. RIP 7811
05-06-2009, 07:42 PM
Captain Chaos will never die , i think that ingenious and enduring character was probably his most effective work .
I still watch Cannonball Run 1 and 2 specifically because of his and Burt Reynolds endearing and hilarious characterizations of the poor dumpy shmoe and the steel chin stud , they played great off of each other in those two films .
You could see how complicated their relationship was simply by watching the outtakes from those films . It was painful to watch Burt smacking him when he mucked up his lines but you could tell they loved each other .
I always felt the Captain Chaos character was a brilliant expose on the regular guy who pines to be a superhero , an alter ego that comes to your rescue when you need it the most .
Deluise could do comedy in an effortless manner , he was the consummate everyman , a guy you instantly knew just by watching him . It's as if everyone knew someone like him because he was the regular guy template you could identify with . Short on looks but long on heart and an emotional honesty that was ever present in every role he portrayed .
To me , he is a legend in the annals of Hwood , maybe he didn't have as much talent as some of his peers , it simply didn't matter , he was basically himself , unpretentious , self deprecating , fearless when it pertained to comedy and his " faults " .
I love ya big guy , it's sad to see you go , and i'll never forget you .
Dun Dun Dun , Captain Chaos .
i don't care ...because ( bends down to change outfits ) ,( as he stands straight up again ) i've always wanted to be Captain Usa ...Dun Dun Dun , it's a dirty job but somebody's got to do it :)
Rip big fella
05-06-2009, 11:20 PM
I may have to watch The Secret of Nimh very soon.
I'll follow that with Cannonball 1-2.
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