The heavy-built comedian / chef passed away today at the age of 75.
He is best remembered in the movies 'Blazing Saddles' and 'Cannonball Run'. But he was also famous for being a chef, a second career for him that proved very successful. He published a couple of cook books that were very well received.
DeLuise had always been portly and his family and doctors have urged him to lose weight, even demanding that he lose 100 pounds. He was able to get rid of a considerable amount of weight but he soon gained a few of it back.
Passing away at the age of 75 is already quite good considering his constitution. Maybe he was healthy after all even if he was overweight. But still the fact remains that we all should maintain our respective ideal weight to help us live a more healthy life.