Comedy legend Sid Caesar has died at 91.
Larry King announced the news today (Wednesday) on Twitter.
Sid was one of the first television stars thanks to his weekly live variety program, Your Show of Show, which ran from 1950 to 1954. The show boasted an amazing roster of comedy writers includ,ing Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Neil Simon and Larry Gelbart.
After the show's run, Sid went into sharp decline as he battled alcoholism and drug abuse, which he described as a “20-year blackout” from which he finally recovered.
His movie credits include It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Grease, Silent Movie and History of the World, Part I.