Bob Einstein’s brother and fellow comedian Albert Brooks confirmed the sad news of his death on Twitter. He wrote: "R.I.P. My dear brother Bob Einstein. A great brother, father and husband. A brilliantly funny man. You will be missed forever." It is believed Bob died at his home in Indian Wells, California.
"R.I.P. My dear brother Bob Einstein. A great brother, father and husband
Bob’s cause of death is yet to be confirmed, however TMZ reported he died following a recent cancer diagnosis.
Since the news of his death, many of his showbiz friends have fans flocked to Twitter to pay a tribute.
Bob’s Curb Your Enthusiasm co-star Richard Lewis tweeted: “I’m in shock. I knew him forever.
“His role on #curbyourenthusiasm was excruciatingly brilliant!
“Our cast and crew will be devastated. He was so loved. He told me how much he loved LD and Curb. RIP buddy.”
Curb Your Enthusiasm writer David Mandel reflected on his memories with Bob, writing: “Very sad.
Bob Einstein dead: Curb Your Enthusiasm star has died aged 76 (Image: GETTY)