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Freddie Roman, beloved comedian, dies at age 85 after suffering a heart attack


Freddie Roman, beloved comedian, dies at age 85 after suffering a heart attack

Beloved comedian and showbiz figure Freddie Roman has passed away at the age of 85.

Roman was an American stand-up comedian who performed on many stages and appeared in countless shows and pictures throughout his long career, which he kept active until his later years.

The multi-talented writer, actor and producer’s daughter, Judi Levin told TMZ that he passed away at a hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida after suffering a heart attack on Saturday morning at his country club home. 

Dearly departed: Beloved comedian and showbiz figure Freddie Roman has passed away at the age of 85

Dearly departed: Beloved comedian and showbiz figure Freddie Roman has passed away at the age of 85

She added that his whole family was present, including his wife of 63 years, Ethel.

Roman will be remembered as a Friars Club staple as he was once at the helm of the famed NYC club that was known as a stable to comics and celebrities over the years. 

Roman was the dean from the 1990s until Larry King succeeded him in 2014.

Comedy legend: Roman was an American stand-up comedian who performed on many stages and appeared in many shows and films

Comedy legend: Roman was an American stand-up comedian who performed on many stages and appeared in many shows and films

Freddie co-wrote, and starred in, the stage show Catskills on Broadway.

He performed at countless high-profile venues over the years including Caesars Palace in Vegas and Harrah’s in Atlantic City, to name a few. 

Roman was also a part of several big-time roasts for Comedy Central where he threw jokes to Drew Carey, Rob Reiner, Hugh Hefner, Chevy Chase and Jerry Stiller.

Multi-talented: Freddie co-wrote, and starred in, the stage show Catskills on Broadway

Multi-talented: Freddie co-wrote, and starred in, the stage show Catskills on Broadway

Roman starred in many films including: Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort (2012), The Last Laugh (2006), Bittersweet Place (2005), Christ in the City (2005) and many more.

He also appeared on many TV shows including: Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Now That’s Funny!, Stark Raving Mad, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson to name a few.

Freddie continued to perform into old age and was a fixture in New York comedy scene his entire life.

Memorable funny man quotes of his include:

‘Viagra keeps me from rolling out of bed.’ 

‘Eleven years ago I became president for two years. I’m like the Fidel Castro of comedians. I’m president for life.’

‘Mike Tyson is an interesting story. He’s the only person in America who’s driving a 250,000 dollar car, who actually made the license plates for that car.’

One-liners: 'Mike Tyson is an interesting story. He's the only person in America who's driving a 250,000 dollar car, who actually made the license plates for that car'

One-liners: ‘Mike Tyson is an interesting story. He’s the only person in America who’s driving a 250,000 dollar car, who actually made the license plates for that car’

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