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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