Comedian Rudy Moreno dies at 66 After Battle With Pneumonia

Comedian Rudy Moreno dies at 66 After Battle With Pneumonia
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Rudy Moreno, a beloved stand-up come¬≠di¬≠an and TV actor, has died at the age of 66. Moreno passed away in a Los Ange¬≠les hos¬≠pi¬≠tal inten¬≠sive care unit after bat¬≠tling pneu¬≠mo¬≠nia and under¬≠go¬≠ing dial¬≠y¬≠sis, his agent Mark Scrog¬≠gs con¬≠firmed to TMZ.

Moreno had a decades-long career in com¬≠e¬≠dy, mak¬≠ing fre¬≠quent appear¬≠ances on the LA com¬≠e¬≠dy club cir¬≠cuit. He was a well-known fig¬≠ure in the Los Ange¬≠les com¬≠e¬≠dy scene and appeared on sev¬≠er¬≠al pop¬≠u¬≠lar TV shows over the years.

Some of Moreno’s most notable TV roles includ­ed appear­ances on Arrest­ed Devel­op­ment, Monk, The Shield, Judg­ing Amy, and The King­pin. He also reg­u­lar­ly appeared as a guest on the late night talk show Lopez Tonight.

Moreno got his start in com­e­dy in the 1970s, open­ing for sev­er­al famous music acts while devel­op­ing his stand-up act. This includ­ed serv­ing as the open­ing act for artists like Ice Cube, Natal­ie Cole, Los Lobos, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Smokey Robin­son over the course of his career.

In 1998‚Äď99, Moreno was named Lati¬≠no Come¬≠di¬≠an of the Year, cement¬≠ing his sta¬≠tus as one of the top Lati¬≠no come¬≠di¬≠ans in Amer¬≠i¬≠ca. He also record¬≠ed a com¬≠e¬≠dy album titled ‚ÄúNo Look¬≠ing Back‚ÄĚ dur¬≠ing his decades-long career.

Fol¬≠low¬≠ing news of Moreno‚Äôs pass¬≠ing, many of his come¬≠di¬≠an peers and celebri¬≠ty friends paid trib¬≠ute on social media. Actor Ken Jeong wrote that Moreno was ‚Äúthe God¬≠fa¬≠ther of Lati¬≠no Com¬≠e¬≠dy‚ÄĚ and gave Jeong his first book¬≠ing at the leg¬≠endary LA com¬≠e¬≠dy club The Ice House.

Come¬≠di¬≠an Dante also shared his grief, call¬≠ing Moreno ‚Äúone of my favorite peo¬≠ple in this world‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúthe God¬≠fa¬≠ther of com¬≠e¬≠dy.‚ÄĚ Both come¬≠di¬≠ans hon¬≠ored Moreno‚Äôs lega¬≠cy of sup¬≠port¬≠ing up-and-com¬≠ing acts and his incred¬≠i¬≠ble tal¬≠ent as a stand-up and char¬≠ac¬≠ter actor.

Rudy Moreno leaves behind an impres­sive lega­cy as one of the pio­neer­ing Lati­no voic­es in com­e­dy. He will be dear­ly missed by the entire com­e­dy community.

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