Richard Lewis shared his health was ‘fine’ weeks before death

The 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' actor Richard Lewis passed away due to a heart attack at age 76

By Web Desk
February 29, 2024
Richard Lewis shared his health was ‘fine’ weeks before death

Richard Lewis appeared to be doing well in his final days before he passed away on Tuesday at age 76.

The Curb Your Enthusiasm actor and comedian gave an interview to People Magazine less than three weeks before his death, as he spoke about his friend John Candy, who died 30 years ago.


“I have some occasional walking difficulties with Parkinson's the last couple of years,” said Lewis, who announced last year he has Parkinson’s disease. “It's not major.”

Lewis had skipped the season 12 premiere party for Curb on January 30. “I’m getting through it fine so far, but I didn't want to go to, spend five or six hours mingling with so many people,” he said, adding “it’s just asking for trouble.”

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However, he did say that he was “disappointed” to have missed the festivities, but added that “all things considered, I'm doing quite well.”

Lewis' rep Jeff Abraham confirmed the news of his passing on Wednesday sharing that the comedian “passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles last night after suffering a heart attack.”

The statement read, “His wife, Joyce Lapinsky, thanks everyone for all the love, friendship and support and asks for privacy at this time.”