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Kelly Rizzo is paying tribute to Gilbert Gottfried following the news of his death Tuesday.
Bob Saget’s widow sent love to Gottfried’s family and highlighted the “special friendship” the two comedians shared.
“Bob loved Gilbert so dearly, they had a special friendship,” she tweeted. “As he did with everyone in this photo.”
Rizzo uploaded a screenshot from Instagram that featured Saget, Gottfried, Jeff Ross and the late Norm Macdonald. The screenshot was from Gottfried’s official Instagram, which he shared in 2020.
“And sending my love to my wonderful friend Jeff as Gilbert’s loss is beyond painful for him,” she continued.
“Thinking of Dara his amazing & strong wife right now. Much love & support to his family.”
Both Saget and Gottfried died in 2022. They had a long history together, both in their personal lives and in the comedy world. In August, Gottfried paid Saget a visit while he was recording an episode of his podcast, “Bob Saget’s Here For You.”
After Saget’s death in January, Gottfried took to Instagram to remember the comedian.
“Still in shock. I just spoke with Bob a few days ago,” he wrote alongside a picture of the duo. “We stayed on the phone as usual making each other laugh. RIP to friend, comedian & fellow Aristocrat Bob Saget.”
“We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness. In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children,” the actor and comedian’s verified Twitter account shared on Tuesday in a statement.
“Although today is a sad day for us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor. Love the Gottfried family,” the statement concluded.
The esteemed performer died just after 2:30 pm ET Tuesday from Recurrent Ventricular Tachycardia due to Myotonic Dystrophy type II, his longtime friend and publicist Glenn Schwartz told Fox News Digital.
Fox News’ Julius Young contributed to this report.