Actor Dom DeLuise Dies
Created 05/05/2009 - 00:00
Prolific voice and comedic supporting actor Dom DeLuise has died at the age of 75 on Monday, reports CNN. His son's publicist Jay Schwartz did not disclose his cause of death, but DeLuise had been fighting cancer for more than a year.
Famous for his supporting roles in Mel Brooks films, including SPACEBALLS, SADDLES, ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS and SILENT MOVIE, DeLuise lent his voice to 1980s animated features AN AMERICAN TAIL, ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN and OLIVER & COMPANY as well as the sequels and TV versions.
DeLuise and his wife of 40 years, actress Carol Arthur, had three sons, Peter, Michael and David, who all became actors. David currently stars on Disney Channel live-action series WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE.
DeLuise could also be heard on TV shows THE WILD THORNBERRYS, DUCK DODGERS, COW AND CHICKEN, THE REN & STIMPY SHOW and others.
-- By News Editor Annemarie Moody