Gilbert GottfriedThe wife of the beauty delivered a eulogy at the comedian’s funeral on Thursday, April 14. Dara Kravitz spoke at the Riverside Memorial Chapel in New York City and shared her best words about her late husband, who passed away At 67, after a “long illness,” on April 12. “I love his heart and soul, his jokes are dirty but his heart is pure,” Dara said, in tears, at the funeral, according to Page six. “Our relationship is so special that whatever I say is not enough,” she added.
Dara, who works as a producer in the entertainment industry and married Gilbert in 2007, also talked about how the couple met at a Grammy Awards party in the late 1990s. “We met at a party at the Tavern on the Green. I was there because I was in the music business and he was there for the free food,” she recounted. “Some food fell off my plate and Gilbert picked it up and put it on his plate. I think it’s a bit odd but I’ve always been attracted to weird people. He looked super sweet and a little lost and I felt bad for him so I treated him well and then he asked for my number and the rest is history.”
Dara also notes that there is a “uniqueness” in her and Gilbert’s relationship. “I was young, outgoing and sociable. Gilbert is shy and introverted. We are opposites but like two puzzle pieces that fit together perfectly.” She also mentioned that Aladdin stars are “best fathers” to them two children, Lily14 and Max12 years old and loves them “more than anything in the whole world”.
Gilbert has passed away since Ventricular tachycardia, brought about by Myotonic Dystrophy type II. His illness was kept secret and it was never mentioned until his death. Member famous people as Tiffany Haddish and Jason Alexander was shocked at the heartbreaking news and took to social media to share tributes to Gilbert.
Shortly after Gilbert’s death, his family released a touching statement about him on social media. “In addition to being one of the most iconic vocalists in comedy, Gilbert is also a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children,” the statement read. “Although today is a sad day for all of us, let’s laugh as loud as we can in honor of Gilbert. Loving, Gottfried family. ”