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Dom DeLuise dies at age 75

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LOS ANGELES (WKOW) -- Comedian Dom DeLuise has died at the age of 75, after a long illness.

The actor's son says his father died in his sleep Monday night.

DeLuise has appeared in a variety of movies and television shows since the 1960s, including "Blazing Saddles," "Cannonball Run" and on Dean Martin's comedy-variety show.

DeLuise also loved to cook and carved out a second career later in life as a fine-cuisine chef, authoring two cookbooks.

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