Gallagher has died on the age of 76.
The legendary comic – whose actual title was Leo Anthony Gallagher Jr and who was recognized for smashing watermelons as a part of his act – handed away on Friday (11.11.22) after struggling “huge organ failure” which adopted a number of years of coronary heart assaults, a consultant has confirmed.
The rep informed TMZ: “He died of a large organ failure. He had been in unwell well being for some time, struggling quite a few coronary heart assaults through the years. Gallagher stayed on the street touring America for many years. He was fairly positive he held a file for probably the most stand-up dates, by attrition alone. Whereas Gallagher had his detractors, he was an plain expertise and an American success story.”
The rep went on to explain Gallagher – who’s survived by his youngsters, Barnaby and Aimee and reportedly handed away at a hospice in Palm Springs, California – because the “primary” funnyman in his house nation for greater than a decade and attributed his recognition to his stand-up specials that had been broadcast on MTV.
The rep added: “Gallagher was the No. 1 comic in America for 15 years, with a few of that as a result of recognition of his stand-up specials airing on MTV in its early days, bringing him a wholly new viewers. He was fairly positive he held a file for probably the most stand-up dates, by attrition alone.”
Fellow comic Christopher Titus paid tribute to Gallagher upon listening to about his loss of life and took to Twitter to elucidate that he had “beloved” his “bizarre comedy act.
He tweeted: “I beloved Gallagher as a child, what a bizarre mixture of good one liners and smashing fruit. I believe he bought locked in, that was his “Gilligan” bit, and folks demanded it!”