Comedian Gilbert Gottfried's family has confirmed that the comedian has died at age 67.
"We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness," his family wrote in a statement shared to his Twitter account.
Gottfried died at 2:35 p.m. ET on Tuesday from Recurrent Ventricular Tachycardia due to Myotonic Dystrophy type II, according to Glenn Schwartz, his longtime friend and publicist.
Often called "the comedian's comedian," because his comedy knew no boundaries, had been performing stand-up for over 50 years.
His comedic career led to roles in films including "Beverly Hills Cop II," "Problem Child," "Look Who's Talking II" and "The Aristocrats." He was also the voice of the wise cracking parrot Iago in Disney's iconic animated film "Aladdin."
More recently, in 2017, he was the subject of the documentary "Gilbert," about his life. He also co-hosted a podcast, "Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast!", where he and Frank Santopadre interviewed Hollywood icons and legends.
His family described him as "the most iconic voice in comedy" as well as a "wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children."
The Brooklyn born comic is survived by his wife Dara, daughter Lily, 14, son Max, 12, sister Karen and nephew Graham.