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Larry Rickles, son of Don, dies

Was Emmy-winning producer of HBO special

Larry Rickles, an Emmy Award-winning producer and the son of comedian Don Rickles, died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia in Los Angeles on Dec. 3. He was 41.

Larry Rickles earned an Emmy in 2008 as a producer of HBO’s “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project,” which was named the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. The special also garnered a Emmy for Don Rickles for outstanding individual performance in a variety or music program.

Born in Los Angeles, Larry Rickles worked in production on a number of network TV sitcoms. In 1996, he was accepted into the Warner Bros.’ Writers Workshop as a participant. The following year, he became a writer on the hit CBS sitcom “Murphy Brown.”

Rickles is survived by his parents, Don and Barbara, as well as his sister, Mindy Mann. Donations may be made to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

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