One of Hollywood’s most prolific entertainers Carl Reiner has died aged 98, TMZ is reporting.
The star died at his Beverly Hills home on Monday night (29 June), surrounded by his family, according to TMZ.
The comedy legend was best known for his duo with Mel Brooks, and starred in films like It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World, and The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming.
He also starred as Saul Bloom in the Ocean’s Eleven series.
Reiner created The Dick Van Dyke Show, in which he starred as comedian Alan Brady, and is credited with discovering Mary Tyler Moore.
He had initially starred in the leading role of the show before the pilot, Head Of The Family, was renamed and recast.
Most recently, Reiner voiced Carl Reineroceros in Toy Story 4.
Kids will also recognise Reiner as PG Biggershot in The Adventures of Rocky and Billwinkle, and the voice of Larry in Duck Duck Goose.
Reiner was tweeting the day he passed away, writing about playwright Noel Coward: ‘As I arose at 7:30 this morning, I was saddened to relive the day that led up to the election of a bankrupted and corrupt businessman who had no qualifications to be the leader of any country in the civilized world…
‘Noel Coward was the single most prolific writer of musical comedies, plays, songs and films. He also found time to critique performances with barbs such as, “They were like two paper bags belaboring each other.”’
The day prior, he had tweeted: ‘Nothing pleases me more than knowing that I have lived the best life possible by having met & marrying the gifted Estelle (Stella) Lebost—who partnered with me in bringing Rob, Annie & Lucas Reiner into to this needy & evolving world.’