Wow. Leave it to one friend's muted Facebook status to tip me off to the fact that actor Dom DeLuise passed away yesterday at the age of 75.

Most of us probably grew up watching his comedic work, whether it was live-action -- Blazing Saddles, The Muppet Movie, The Cannonball Run -- or animated -- An American Tail, The Secret of NIMH, All Dogs Go to Heaven. He also frequently appeared on the small screen, eventually garnering a Golden Globe nomination and a Daytime Emmy for his live-action and animated TV work, respectively. He also authored several children's books and cookbooks in his spare time.

According to Popeater, he is survived by his wife of 54 years and three sons. No cause of death has been given at the time of this posting.
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