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Don Rickles accepts the legend award at the TV Land Awards on Sunday April 19, 2009 in Universal City, Calif. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

Legendary insult comic Don Rickles has died at 90


Don Rickles, a prolific insult comic and the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the "Toy Story" movies, died Thursday at the age of 90, The Washington Post reported

His snappy style of comedy influenced many younger performers. He was known by fans as the "Merchant of Venom" and "the Sultan of Insult."

His publicist Paul Shefrin said Rickles died of kidney failure. 

Twitter quickly flooded with Rickles tributes.

He was sarcastically nicknamed "Mr. Warmth" for his scathing style.

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