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

The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas



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