Over the weekend, it was announced that actor and comedian David Lander had sadly died at the age of seventy-three.

The tribes have started pouring in from friends and fans alike...

Now, David Lander was a man of many talents.

Apart from being an actor, Lander was also a producer and voice-over artist whose comedic work made him a global superstar.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Lander quickly found himself in the spotlight.

And it was all thanks to Laverne & Shirley which aired in 1976.

The American sitcom brought so much happiness to people's lives.

Packed full of witty sketches and good ol' slapstick comedy, the show became a staple for many people in the US, but its success didn't stop there as it soon began to spread to other countries until everyone knew about it.

7 years later though, the show aired its final episode, and Lander found himself in other fields of the entertainment industry.

He was hired by Disney to do a few iconic voiceovers.

You might know him from his roles as the following characters:

He provided the voice of Smarty, the leader of the Toon Patrol and the secondary antagonist of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He also voiced Weazell in TaleSpin, Da Shrimp in The Little Mermaid, Horace Badun in 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Arthur in Jungle Cubs, and the speaking voice of Thumper in Disney/Pixar's A Bug's Life so his record is pretty vast.

His final role was in Goldie & Bear...

Right before his death on December 4th.

While it seemed the actor had the perfect life on screen...

He was battling with health issues behind the scenes.

Lander was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis back in May 1984.

But he didn't tell anyone about his illness until fifteen years later, before publishing a book titled Falling Down, Laughing: How Squiggy Caught Multiple Sclerosis and Didn't Tell Nobody in 2000.

For those of you that don't know, multiple sclerosis is a disorder that can affect the brain and spinal cord.

And because of this, it has a wide range of serious symptoms including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation, or balance, and can eventually lead to permanent disability in some serious cases.

But Lander had been battling this disease for many years prior to his death.

And according to his family, it was the cause of his death. TMZ reported that Lander's wife, Kathy told the outlet that he died Friday at around 6:30 PM at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Kathy, their daughter Natalie, and her husband were at his bedside when he passed.

RIP David Lander. We wish his family well during this difficult time. Not too long ago, we also lost another legend in the entertainment industry...