Barbara Rickles, the widow of the late comedian and actor Don Rickles, passed away on what would have been the couple’s long-standing 56th wedding anniversary. Before Rickles passed away in 2017, Don and Barbara had been married for 52 years since they married on March 14, 1965. 56 years later, Barbara rickles he died in hospital after battling non-Hodkin lymphoma and other ailments in recent years. He was 84 years old.
In the 1960s, Don rickles He met Barbara through his agent and the couple hit it off instantly. She served as something of a partner to his career and has often appeared alongside him as herself in documentaries and other television specials. The couple were inseparable until Don’s death. Although he was known for his scathing name-calling comedy, Don also had nothing but the best things to say about his wife, at one point telling Al Roker that he was completely dedicated to her and that she was his life.
“She is everything,” Don said, describing Barbara as “someone who really cares about you, through thick and thin.”
Don would also celebrate his wife on social media. Before he died, just a few weeks later, he posted on Twitter to acknowledge his last anniversary with Barbara. “We celebrated our 52nd wedding anniversary on March 14,” Rickles wrote. “Happy anniversary my dear wife, Barbara. You are my life. Pussycat (Me).”
Barbara took over Don’s Twitter account to help keep his memory alive after his passing. Two years ago, Barbara had tweeted a picture of her with Don from many years before, recalling happy times, in honor of what would have been their 54th anniversary. In the tweet, Barbara writes: “The way we were! Today, March 14, would have been my Gift and my 54th wedding anniversary. I am grateful that I was able to celebrate 52 wonderful and loving years together. Rest in peace, my kitty. . “
In another post in which she acknowledged two years since the loss of her husband, Barbara also tweeted: “Saturday April 6 will be the second anniversary of my Don’s death. It is a very difficult time, but reading your kind Tweets is very helpful. Yes, I read them all. Don would have been so pleased to know how much joy and laughter he brought to so many during his lifetime. RIP. Barbara. “
Another emotional post from October revealed that the couple’s pet dog had also died. Including several photos of the pet, the tweet reads: “Our sweet, gentle and loving Chauncey passed away. As you can well imagine, he was such an important part of our family. We miss him so much. The tears continue … he is resting in Peace in Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park Cemetery “.
Along with Don, Barbara is preceded in death by the couple’s son, screenwriter Larry Rickles, who passed away in 2011. He is survived by his daughter Mindy and grandchildren, and our thoughts are with them as with the rest of the Rickles family. and friends right now. Rest in peace. This news comes to us from TMZ.