Don Rickles Once Owned the Hold Steady’s Franz Nicolay Within an Inch of His Life

CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 07: Comedian Don Rickles speaks at the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Shirley MacLaine held at Sony Pictures Studios on June 7, 2012 in Culver City, California. The AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Shirley MacLaine will premiere on TV Land on Saturday, June 24 at 9PM ET/PST. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI)

Legendary comedian Don Rickles passed away today at the age of 90. Many names across entertainment have shared remembrances of the famed insult comic, including the Hold Steady‘s Franz Nicolay, who shared a perfect anecdote on Twitter about the time Rickles wasn’t above owning the hell out of him:

Damn, fuck him up Don. Rest in peace.


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