Gilbert Gottfried‘s wife delivered a beautiful eulogy at the comedian’s funeral on Thursday, April 14. Dara Kravitz spoke on the Riverside Memorial Chapel in New York Metropolis and shared the kindest phrases about her late husband, who handed away on the age of 67, after a “long illness,” on April 12. “I loved his heart and soul, his jokes were dirty but his heart was so pure,” Dara stated, whereas in tears, on the funeral, in response to Web page Six. “Our relationship was so special that whatever I say it’s not enough,” she added.
Dara, who works as a producer within the leisure trade, and acquired married to Gilbert in 2007, additionally spoke about how the couple met at a Grammy Awards get together within the late Nineteen Nineties. “We met at a party at Tavern on the Green. I was there because I was in the music business and he was there for the free food,” she reportedly recalled. “Some food fell off my plate and Gilbert picked it up and put it on his plate. I thought it was a bit odd but I’ve always been a bit attracted to odd people. He looked incredibly sweet and a bit lost and I felt bad for him so I was nice to him and then he asked for my phone number and the rest is history.”
Dara additionally famous there was a “uniqueness” in her and Gilbert’s relationship. “I was young, outgoing and social. Gilbert was shy and introverted. We were opposites but like two pieces of a puzzle we fit perfectly together.” She additionally talked about that the Aladdin star was “the best father” to their two youngsters, Lily, 14, and Max, 12, and liked them “more than anything in the whole wide world.”
Gilbert handed away from Ventricular Tachycardia, introduced on by Myotonic Dystrophy sort II. His sickness was stored personal and it was by no means talked about till his loss of life. Fellow celebrities like Tiffany Haddish and Jason Alexander have been shocked in regards to the heartbreaking information and took to social media to share tributes to Gilbert.
Shortly after Gilbert’s loss of life, his household launched a touching assertion about him on social media. “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 assertion learn. “Although today is a sad day for all of us, please keep laughing as loud as possible in Gilbert’s honor. Love, the Gottfried family.”