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Comedy legend Carl Reiner has died

Comedy legend Carl Reiner is seen in 2009. (Shutterstock)

Hollywood comedy legend Carl Reiner has died. He was 98.

According to Variety, Reiner’s publicist said he died on Monday night in his Beverly Hills home from natural causes.

Reiner was a veteran of comic film and television. He’s considered a pioneering force in the early “golden era” of live comedy TV.

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Reiner was a close friend and collaborator with fellow legend Mel Brooks. The two met as writers on Sid Caesar’s groundbreaking live TV series “Your Show of Shows” in the 1950s.

Reiner then worked on the acclaimed 1960s comedy series “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” before eventually going on to direct hit films starring Steve Martin in the 1970s.

Reiner’s son, Rob Reiner, has also made an impact in comedy, directing such classics as “When Harry Met Sally” and “The Princess Bride,” among others.