Actor Dom DeLuise passed away Monday night in a Los Angeles hospital, at the age of 75.

The actor is best known for his roles in such comedies alongside Burt Reynolds like The Cannonball Run, Cannonball Run II, Smokey and the Bandit and Smokey and the Bandit II.

"Dom always made everyone feel better when he was around," Burt Reynolds said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight, who confirmed the news of DeLuise's passing. "I never heard him say an unkind word about anyone. I will miss him very much."

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DeLuise is also well-known for appearing in several Mel Brooks comedies such as Blazing Saddles and Spaceballs. DeLuise is survived by his wife, actress Carol Arthur, and three sons, actors Peter, David and Michael.

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