R.I.P. Dom DeLuise

According to multiple reports, actor, comedian, chef and cookbook author Dom DeLuise has passed away in Los Angeles at age 75. DeLuise starred in several Mel Brooks movies, including

Blazing Saddles

(above) and


, as well as The End with Burt Reynolds,

The Muppet Movie

and just about every TV show taped from the 1970s through the '90s. DeLuise also appeared as Melvin P. Thorpe, the character based on late Houston TV reporter Marvin Zindler , in the 1982 film adaptation of Larry L. King's 1978 Broadway musical

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