Rest In Peace, Legendary Comedian and Television Star Has Passed Away

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Shecky Greene was best known for performing stand-up comedy in Las Vegas. He also appeared on and guest-hosted “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.” In addition, he appeared in movies including “History of the World, Part I.”

Now, his wife, Marie Musso Greene, has shared the sad news that Greene has died at the age of 97 years old. He was at his home in Las Vegas at the time of his death.

His widow told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he died of natural causes on Sunday December 31, 2023. She added that life with Greene was “fun.” She added, “He always made humor out of whatever he could. He made you laugh and feel good. It was a happy time.”

His manager, Howard Rapp, also confirmed the news of Greene’s death. In a statement to PEOPLE, he remembered Green as “a brilliant Comedian.” He added, “He lead off for 7 years and came back for his first show at Kutchers Hotel and worked in many large venues again.” 

Rapp shared that he talked to Greene as recently as last week. He shared, “He loved entertaining again. I spoked to him last week and we had a fun talk and he finished with a song that included my name.” He added, “Many people will miss this TALENT.”

During his career, Greene worked with just big names as Frank Sinatra. He appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” 60 times, and he performed in Las Vegas for six decades starting in 1954. His final performance was in 2011.

For more about Greene’s life, career and death, watch the video below.

Greene is survived by his wife and two adopted daughters, Dorian Hoffman and Alison Greene. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law JoAnn Musso Sperry, Linda Galasso, his nieces Angel Galasso Hooper and Gina Dadian, and his nephew Michael Sperry.

Rest in peace.