Comedy actor Gibson dead

The TV and film star lost his battle with cancer and passed away at his home in Malibu, California on Monday (14Sep09).

A stalwart of film and the small screen, with a career spanning over 40 years, Gibson made his name when he appeared in 1960s series Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.

He went on to enjoy parts in the original version of The Nutty Professor, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, The Blues Brothers and most recently was in The Wedding Crashers.

Gibson enjoyed a recurring role as Judge Clarence Brown on hit U.S. show Boston Legal.

He also released two comedy albums.

He is survived by his sons, all high-fliers in the entertainment industry, and two grandchildren.