DON RICKLES DEVASTATED BY SON’s TRAGIC DEATH

Published on: December 14, 2011
Photography by: Splash News Online
DON RICKLES DEVASTATED BY SON’s TRAGIC DEATH

Comic legend DON RICKLES world collapses as his only son dies suddenly.

And now he’s slowly picking up the pieces of his shattered world with help from TV legend Bob Newhart.

The 85-year-old comedian and his wife Bar­bara were inconsolable when their Emmy award-winning son Larry, 41, died in Los Angeles from respira­tory failure due to pneumonia.

When Newhart got word that his best friend’s son passed away, “he dropped ev­erything he was doing, jumped on a plane and rushed to Don and Barbara’s side,” an insider told The ENQUIRER.

 After he got the shocking news, the veteran sit­com star rushed home and went straight to Don and Barbara’s house from the airport, according to the source.

He burst into the Rickles’ houseand found Don sobbing. Bob just held Don. They didn’t talk for minutes.”

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