Bob Einstein, best known for playing the role of Marty Funkhouser in hit comedy Curb Your Enthusiasmhas died at the age of 76.

The American actor, comedy writer and producer, is also famed for creating and performing the satirical stuntman character Super Dave Osborne.

According to reports, the iconic comedy actor was recently diagnosed with cancer and passed away on Wednesday morning in Indian Wells, California.

Einstein, who began his Hollywood career as a writer for the likes of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, saw his behind-the-scenes efforts rewarded when he received two Emmy Awards in 1969 and 1977.

With strong comedic bones running through his family, Einstein’s younger brother Albert Brooks also works as an actor and comedian. His father, Harry Einstein, was also a comedic actor who was best known for playing the character Parkyakarkus on the radio.

Einstein is survived by his wife 40 years Roberta Einstein, their daughter Erin Einstein Dale, his son-in-law Andrew Dale, and his two grandchildren.


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