Comedian Bob Einstein Of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Has Passed Away

Bob Einstein, Emmy award-winning comedic writer and actor who worked on ‘Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’, has sadly passed away at the age of 76.

By NathanG on January 2, 2019
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The sad news was announced that Emmy-winning writer and actor, Bob Einstein has passed away at the age of 76.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, news of Einsteins death released on Wednesday, January 2. Younger brother and fellow comedian and actor, Albert Brooks, shared a somber message on social media. In a tweet, he said, “R.I.P. My dear brother Bob Einstein. A great brother, father and husband. A brilliantly funny man. You will be missed forever.”

Einstein was born in 1942, and broke in to the comedy business as a writer for TV variety shows. His work on Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in 1967 launched his career, as well as Rob Reiner, Carl Gottlieb and Steve Martin. Einstein received his first Emmy for his work on the show, and would go on to write for other acclaimed shows like The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour and Dick Van Dyke’s Van Dyke and Company.

In later years, Einstein would go on to guest frequently on Late Night With David Letterman, as well as star on his own variety show, Super Dave. He also made recurring appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm, alongside Larry David.

Condolences and best wishes to his friends and family.

To read more about Einstein’s celebrated career, click here.

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