Carl Reiner’s tweets were both legendary and hilarious as he dies aged 98

Carl Reiner’s tweets were both legendary and hilarious as he dies aged 98

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Carl Reiner’s tweets were both legendary and hilarious as he dies aged 98

Carl Reiner was an avid tweeter, with his legendary and hilarious posts making him a firm favourite among fans on Twitter.

The Hollywood star died aged 98 on Monday (29 June) and he had been active on the social media platform right up until the day before his death.

His last posts saw Reiner pay tribute to fellow entertainer Noel Coward, who died back in 1973, and the star poignantly told fans that he had ‘lived the best life possible’, thanks to his wife Estelle Reiner.

Reiner wrote: ‘Nothing pleases me more than knowing that I have lived the best life possible by having met & marrying the gifted Estelle (Stella) Lebost—who partnered with me in bringing Rob, Annie & Lucas Reiner into to this needy & evolving world.’

His Twitter account often treated fans to sweet little nods like these, amusing anecdotes, funny little musings and, of course, posts revealing how Reiner really felt about President Donald Trump.

Spoiler alert: He’s not a fan.

We can more easily protect ourselves from, “The Coronavirus,” than we can from “The Trumpacontagion.”

— carl reiner (@carlreiner) June 12, 2020

Must tweet but have not narrowed down what’s most needed subject for tweeting…that is Other than Our Off-putting, Orange-haired, Oval-Office Occupier.

— carl reiner (@carlreiner) June 11, 2020

Watching the news and seeing Trump methodically implode while having my all-time favorite meal, Pink’s hot dogs, Boston baked beans and hot sauerkraut, rounded out an almost perfect day for me!

— carl reiner (@carlreiner) June 18, 2020

‘Must tweet but have not narrowed down what’s most needed subject for tweeting… that is Other than Our Off-putting, Orange-haired, Oval-Office Occupier,’ Reiner tweeted on 11 June.

But, it wasn’t the opportunity to vent about Trump that first inspired the Ocean’s Eleven star to get to Twitter, it was actually grandson.

Reiner dove into the world of social media on July 2012 and revealed a year later: ‘What a boon twitter is to me. I get to follow and enjoy the thoughtful, incisive comments my grandson Jake Reiner makes daily.’

His tweets revealed that he was a big Sandra Bullock fan, calling her movie The Proposal, where she stars alongside Ryan Reynolds, a ‘pleasure to watch’ and Bullock one of his ‘all time favourite actors’.

What a boon twitter is to me. I get to follow and enjoy the thoughtful, incisivie comments my grandson Jake Reiner makes daily.

— carl reiner (@carlreiner) March 27, 2013

Another movie that is a pleasure to re-visit is “The Proposal, starring Sandra Bullock, one of my all time favorite actors,

— carl reiner (@carlreiner) September 23, 2019

Too tired to tweet, too hungry to make phone calls, too old to start a new hobby but, but not too anything not to watch “Jeopardy,” “Wheel Of Fortune,” “Rachel Maddow, Joi Reid, MSNBC, or staring dinner by sipping pureed Lima Bean soup from a thin-rimmed cup.

— carl reiner (@carlreiner) June 19, 2020

For me, a tweetless night, like tonight, is an empty, ill-spent, fruitless night, not worthy of owning a computer or its’ keyboard,

— carl reiner (@carlreiner) June 20, 2020

We also got relatable offerings like this one: ‘Too tired to tweet, too hungry to make phone calls, too old to start a new hobby but, but not too anything not to watch “Jeopardy,” “Wheel Of Fortune,” “Rachel Maddow, Joi Reid, MSNBC, or staring dinner by sipping pureed Lima Bean soup from a thin-rimmed cup.’

And Reiner even summarised his love of tweeting for us all on 20 June, as he posted: ‘For me, a tweetless night, like tonight, is an empty, ill-spent, fruitless night, not worthy of owning a computer or its’ keyboard.’

Hear, hear.

Carl died on 29 June at his Beverly Hills home – pictured above with son and When Harry Met Sally director Robert Reiner (Picture: FilmMagic)

News of Reiner’s death surfaced on Tuesday, with his assistant Judy Nagy confirming that the star died of natural causes.

According to TMZ, Reiner died surrounded by his family at his Beverly Hills home.

The comedy legend was best known for his duo with Mel Brooks, kicked off by the iconic sketch The 2,000 Year Old Man.

Reiner starred in movies like It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and The Russians Are Coming and had recently voiced Carl Reineroceros in Toy Story 4.

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In his TV career, he appeared in shows including Frasier, Mad About You, Ally McBeal and House, as well as having voiceovers in The Cleveland Show, Family Guy and American Dad.

Reiner married wife Estelle in 1943 and they were together for 64 years, before she died aged 94 in 2008.

He is survived by sons Robert, 73, and Lucas, 59, and daughter Annie, 71.

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