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Carl Reiner, comedy legend and 'Dick Van Dyke Show' creator, dead at 98

Carl Reiner had hundreds of TV and movie credits throughout his decades-long Hollywood career.

Legendary entertainer Carl Reiner has died at the age of 98. 

His son, actor and filmmaker Rob Reiner, confirmed in a tweet that his dad passed away Monday evening. 

"As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light," Rob Reiner tweeted

His assistant confirmed to Variety that Carl Reiner died of natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills. 

Reiner was an icon of the entertainment industry and was an award-winning actor, producer, writer and director. 

Most people know him best for creating and appearing in "The Dick Van Dyke Show," but Reiner has more than 400 credits to his name throughout his decades-long career. Some of his most popular films as a director include "The Jerk," with Steve Martin; and "All of Me," with Martin and Lily Tomlin.  

More recently, Reiner voiced the character of "Carl Reineroceros" in "Toy Story 4."  He also did voice over work for shows like "Family Guy," "American Dad," and "Bob's Burgers." 

He also appeared in the "Ocean's 11" movies, and numerous TV shows, including "Two and a Half Men" and "Hot in Cleveland."  

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He even won a Grammy Award in 1998 for a comedy album he created with his longtime friend Mel Brooks, "The 2000 Year Old Man In The Year 2000." 

Just three days before his death, Reiner tweeted that nothing pleased him more than knowing he has "lived the best life possible" by having met and married his wife, "Estelle (Stella) Lebost---who partnered with me in bringing Rob, Annie & Lucas Reiner into to this needy & evolving world."

In 2000, Reiner received the Mark Twain Prize for American Comedy presented by The Kennedy Center. 

Reiner's wife, Estelle, died in 2008, according to Variety. He is survived by his son, actor and filmmaker Rob Reiner, daughter Sylvia Anne and son Lucas.  

Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
Carl Reiner, left, gets a kiss from his son Rob Reiner at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, April 7, 2017, in Los Angeles.