Actor and comedian Gilbert Gottfried, whose shrill voice caught the attention of his early stand-up audiences and moviegoers, has died at the age of 67, according to his family.
Gottfried, who had been living in South Florida for the past few years, made a name for himself with his piercing voice and often crude humor.
His family described Gottfried as the "most iconic voice in comedy" and said he was a "wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children."
In addition to his stand-up acts, Gottfried had several bit parts in popular movies like "Beverly Hills Cop II," "Problem Child" and its sequel. He also provided the voice of Iago the wise-cracking parrot in Disney's 1992 animated film "Aladdin."
Gottfried also served as the host of "USA Up All Night," which featured mostly low-budget movies bookended by Gottfried's comedy skits and sardonic comments. The show aired on the USA Network from 1989 to 1998.