Comedian Lewis Richard dies at 76

The comedian died at his home on Tuesday night due to a heart attack.

Lewis revealed in April that he had been living with Parkinson's disease.

Joyce Lapinsky, Lewis’ wife, "thanks everyone for all the love, friendship and support and asks for privacy at this time," Abraham said in a statement.

Lewis is co-starring in the final season of Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" on HBO.

David said Wednesday he was mourning his lifelong friend's death.

“Richard and I were born three days apart in the same hospital and for most of my life he’s been like a brother to me.

Lewis made his TV debut with "Diary of a Young Comic,"

He became a veritable rock star of the comedy world in those decades,