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Bob Einstein death: Curb Your Enthusiasm star dies aged 76

US actor and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Bob Einstein has died aged 76.

His younger brother, actor Albert Brooks, tweeted: "R.I.P. My dear brother Bob Einstein. A great brother, father and husband. A brilliantly funny man. You will be missed forever."

Mr Einstein was best known for his role as Marty Funkhouser in the satirical sitcom Curb.

His co-star, Richard Lewis, tweeted: "I’m in shock. I knew him forever.

Bob Einstein, right, pictured with Curb co-stars Cheryl Hines and Larry David in 2009 (Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
Bob Einstein, right, pictured with Curb co-stars Cheryl Hines and Larry David in 2009 (Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

"His long career is hard to match. His role on #curbyourenthusiasm was excruciatingly brilliant! Our cast and crew will be devastated.

"He was so loved. He told me how much he loved LD [Larry David] and Curb. RIP buddy."

Bob Einstein, right, with Curb Your Enthusiasm co-stars in 2010 (Frederick Brown/Getty Images)
Bob Einstein, right, with Curb Your Enthusiasm co-stars in 2010 (Frederick Brown/Getty Images)

Cheryl Hines, who plays Cheryl David on the show, wrote: "We lost a friend today. Thanks for all of the laughs on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Our love to Bob's family. The comedy world will miss you."

The comedian was also known for his role as stuntman Super Dave Osborne in Super Dave, and appeared in another US sitcom, Arrested Development.

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