Bob Einstein has passed away at the age of 76.
Einstein was best known for starring as Marty Funkhouser in satirical comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Fellow actor and comedian Albert Brooks wrote on Twitter:
R.I.P. My dear brother Bob Einstein. A great brother, father and husband. A brilliantly funny man. You will be missed forever.
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) January 2, 2019
His Curb Your Enthusiasm co-star Richard Lewis paid tribute to him:
I’m in shock.
I knew him forever. ♥️to his loved ones. His long career is hard to match. His role on #curbyourenthusiasm was excruciatingly brilliant! Our cast and crew will be devastated.
He was so loved. He told me how much he loved LD and Curb. RIP buddy. @HBO pic.twitter.com/G8f5PoffuF
— Richard Lewis (@TheRichardLewis) January 2, 2019
His name was Bob Einstein, but we all called him Supe. Super Dave was a great friend and the master of a joke you could see coming for miles that still killed when it arrived. I will miss him https://t.co/JRkMp8XkCJ
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) January 2, 2019
He also appeared in Arrested Development as Larry Middleman and Ocean’s Thirteen, opposite George Clooney and Brad Pitt.