Comedian, actor, chef & cookbook author Dom Delouise died on Monday the 4th of May. He was surrounded by his wife and three sons when he died “peacefully” Monday evening at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. The family have not released the cause of death at this time. He was 75.
DeLuise appeared in scores of movies and TV shows, in Broadway plays and voicing characters for numerous cartoons. Writer-director-actor Mel Brooks particularly admired DeLuise’s talent for offbeat comedy and cast him in several films, including The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Silent Movie, History of the World Part I. DeLuise was also the voice of Pizza the Hutt in Brooks’ Star Wars parody, Spaceballs.