The Philadelphia-born star was 65 years old.
Reaction to the news of his death began pouring out on Twitter as the news broke Sunday night.
“Bob was at my house in October interviewing me for a documentary. He was sharp and dark and funny as always and we were gonna catch up over coffee when he was done editing and now I’m crying F–K,” Patton Oswalt wrote on Twitter.
“R.I.P. buddy. Life can turn to s–t in one moment. My heart aches for his whole [family] .In often a ruthless business he was historically not just hilarious but more importantly one of the kindest human beings I ever met in my career,” Richard Lewis tweeted.”
“He was one of the few comedians who didn’t give a damn about upsetting anyone. He said what he wanted to say without regret,” Greg Gutfeld shared with Fox News Digital.
“Sad day for the comedy world,” comedian Steve Martin tweeted.
Comedian Jim Gaffigan tweeted: “OMG! RIP. What a warm kind man we lost. The world has lost one of the nicest.”