Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, voice of Iago in ‘Aladdin,’ dead at 67

By Carson Blackwelder via GMA

ABC NEWS– Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, who voiced the parrot Iago in Disney’s 1992 animated film “Aladdin,” has died. He was 67.

The news was shared on Gottfried’s social media through a statement from his family.

“We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness,” the statement reads. “In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children.”

The family’s statement concludes, “Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor.”

Gottfried is survived by his wife, Dara Kravitz, and their two children, Lily and Max.

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