Bob Einstein, the comedian best known for his Super Dave Osborne character, died today (Wednesday) in Indian Wells, California at age 76. He was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Einstein was the brother of actor-director Albert Brooks -- who tweeted, “R.I.P. My dear brother Bob Einstein. A great brother, father and husband. A brilliantly funny man. You will be missed forever.”
Bob, who had a recurring role on Curb Your Enthusiasm, began his career as a writer for such shows as The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hourand The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour. In front of the camera, he made a name for himself as the bumbling daredevil Super Dave Osborne, appearing on numerous shows and specials.