‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ star Richard Lewis dies at 76

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Richard Lewis, best known for “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” has died … TMZ has confirmed.

The comedian and actor — who starred opposite Larry David on his hit HBO show — died Tuesday night … Bette Midler was one of the first to note Wednesday. He didn’t provide much detail, only writing, “On a sad note, the great Richard Lewis has died.”

He died of a heart attack at his home in LA — according to his rep.

For fans of the beloved “Curb” star, who revealed last year that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, this is a startling turn of events. He has been publicly battling the illness lately.

In his announcement, Richard noted that he had planned to retire from comedy a few years ago due to a number of health issues — culminating with his Parkinson’s diagnosis. He said he was fine at the time and was taking the right medication to manage it.

Despite his Parkinson’s diagnosis, he appeared to be in relatively good health. The illness had not progressed to the point where it was significantly hindering his or her ability to perform, including his recurring role as his fictional self on ‘CYE’. It is unclear whether her diagnosis played a role in her demise.

Richard was a regular on the long-running series since the beginning … portrayed Larry’s best friend, with whom he’d often squabble. Richard, of course, was also a highly decorated comic.

The last time Richard was seen in public was actually with his wife Joyce Lipinski. She was seen helping him walk — while they were out in Beverly Hills.

He is survived by his wife. Richard was 76 years old.

RIP

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