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Dom DeLuise dead, age 75

 Actor Dom DeLuise poses for photographers as he arrives for the Museum of Television and Radio gala dinner in this file photo taken in Beverly Hills, California, October 5, 1999. DeLouise, the comic actor who starred in several Mel Brooks film, has died on May 5, 2009, according to TMZ.com. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files - Reuters
Actor Dom DeLuise poses for photographers as he arrives for the Museum of Television and Radio gala dinner in this file photo taken in Beverly Hills, California, October 5, 1999. DeLouise, the comic actor who starred in several Mel Brooks film, has died on May 5, 2009, according to TMZ.com. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dom DeLuise, the portly and popular comic actor who starred in movies such as "Blazing Saddles," has died in a Los Angeles hospital at age 75, celebrity TV show "Entertainment Tonight" reported on Tuesday.

The American actor, who co-starred alongside Burt Reynolds in movies such as "Smokey and the Bandit II" and "The Cannonball Run," died in his sleep on Monday.

ET said it confirmed the death through a family member. DeLuise's New York-based agent was traveling to Los Angeles and unavailable for comment.

"Dom always made everyone feel better when he was around. I never heard him say an unkind word about anyone. I will miss him very much," Reynolds told ET.

(Editing by Sandra Maler)

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