The world is a bit lot less funny today, now that Dom DeLuise has left us.
Dom, who brought infinite joy to audiences over the past five decades, passed away last night in a Los Angeles hospital at the age of 75.
During his career, the funnyman graced such big-screen comedies as Blazing Saddles, The Cheap Detective, Silent Movie, Fatso, and History of the World: Part 1, as well as a slew of TV shows, ranging from Beverley Hills, 90210 to 3rd Rock from the Sun.
The Big Apple-born com- edian is survived by his wife, Carol Arthur, and his three sons, Peter, David and Michael DeLuise.
Eight months ago, in one of his final broadcast interviews, Dom dropped in on Sedona Talk Radio to chat about his new cook- book, Eat This – Again!
During the confab – and in a fitting farewell to his many BlogTalkRadio fans – he had hosts Sonya Haramis and Joanne Paxinou in stitches more than a few times.
“My wife grew up in New Jersey and I grew up in Brooklyn. And there were different rules,” he riffed.
“I grew up in a neighborhood that had people like John Scunziano. Another guy named Domenic Bimbo. And these were just the Jews.”
Later in the show, the portly paisan broke into his own personal rendition of the tarantella, called The Pasta Fazul Song.
To hear Dom’s full interview, click here.