According to the News of comicbook, Actor and comedy giant Don rickles passed away in his home on Thursday. He was 90 years old. he was known as Mr. Potato Head, with his endlessly detachable body parts.
Also quoted by MSN News, The legendary comedian voiced the loud mouth spud in the Toy Story movies, beginning with the John Lasseter-directed original in 1995. Two decades, three more movies and nearly $2 billion in the box office returns later, Rickles was set to voice Mr. Potato Head in the upcoming fourth installment of the Pixar series, which is set to be co-directed by Lasseter and Josh Cooley for 2019 release.
he plot for the film and how big of a role Mr. Potato Head plays in it are still unknown, but it is possible that Rickles could still be included in Toy Story 4, using previously recorded material from the prior films.
Toy Story co-stars Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, who provide the voices of cowboy Woody and spaceman Buzz Light year respectively, remembered Rickles on Twitter. Hanks wrote, "A God died today. Don Rickles, we did not want to ever lose you," while Allen remembered: "Don Rickles is one of the biggest reasons I am a comic today. I feel bad, mostly for everyone in Heaven who will now learn first hand from the sharpest wits ever, what it's like to be Rickled."
"The wit, personality, and incredible timing he brought to Mr. Potato Head lit up the character and made him an essential part of the Toy Story ensemble," Lasseter also wrote. "Even though Mr. Potato Head's facial features fell off in every Toy Story movie, his heart never left him - that was because of Don."
Toy Story 4 is set for a June 2019 release