Bob Einstein of Tremendous Dave and “Curb” fame dies at 76

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Einstein, the veteran comedy author and performer identified for “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” ”Curb Your Enthusiasm” and his spoof daredevil character Tremendous Dave Osborne, has died, in keeping with his brother, filmmaker Albert Brooks. Einstein was 76.

Einstein can be “missed perpetually,” Brooks stated in a put up Wednesday on his verified Twitter account.

“R.I.P. My pricey brother Bob Einstein. An important brother, father and husband. A brilliantly humorous man,” tweeted Brooks, 71.

Particulars of Einstein’s dying weren’t instantly accessible. Representatives for him and Brooks didn’t instantly reply to calls or emails.

Einstein was scheduled to be a part of the 10th season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” however his well being barred him from filming, HBO stated.

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On the comedy, Einstein performed annoying pal Marty Funkhouser to Larry David’s equally off-putting character. In an announcement, David stated he’d by no means seen an actor take pleasure in a job greater than Einstein did enjoying Marty.

“It was an incredible, unforgettable expertise figuring out and dealing with him. There was nobody like him, as he informed us time and again,” David stated Wednesday. “We’re all in a state of shock.”

Einstein created and performed Tremendous Dave, a stuntman much more bold than he was agile. The character appeared on comedy-variety specials and collection, most lately “Tremendous Dave’s Spike Tacular” in 2009.

He received an Emmy for writing on the 1960s collection “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” on which he additionally performed reverse brothers Tom and Dick Smothers, and a second Emmy in 1976 for Dick Van Dyke’s “Van Dyke and Firm” selection collection.

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This story headline has been corrected to indicate the tweet was made Wednesday, not Thursday.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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