Joan Rivers talks about the comedian's crazy ways

Aug. 1, 1933-May 4, 2009

Dom was everybody’s second banana. He was a great foil, he didn’t compete, he knew comic timing brilliantly. He was funny in a very outrageous way. He was the one who would come screaming into the party. He was the kind who would wear the old-fashioned bathing suits down to the beach. He was always the one who threw the doughnuts. He was always the clown, on stage and off.

DeLuise died of undisclosed causes in Santa Monica.