Beloved and legendary comic, Don Rickles, died yesterday in his home in Los Angeles at the age of 90. Rickles voiced the ever-entertaining Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story films. Read more about his legacy after the break.
This statement from Pixar CCO John Lasseter is a beautiful remembrance of Rickles' legacy:
Don Rickles was renowned for his insult humor, lovingly joking with people from all walks of life. Director Lee Unkrich shared a letter he received from Rickles after working on Toy Story 3 on Twitter that perfectly encapsulates Rickles' humor:
It has not been confirmed whether or not Mr. Potato Head will be appear Toy Story 4. However, we hope that the film is dedicated to Rickles' genius comedy and spirit. As Mr. Potato Head's adorable three kids, the green aliens, always repeated: "We are eternally grateful."
"If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life."