“They were really close friends. They went to parties and to dinner together,” Mike’s daughter, Dana, had told The National ENQUIRER
. “My mom heard from one of her friends that Don was sick about it, and not doing great overall. Mentally, he’s sharp as a tack. But, physically, he’s hurting.” In fact, insiders said the comic’s health first began to suffer in 2011, shortly after the death of his only son,
Larry, from pneumonia.