Popular Los Angeles comedian Rudy Moreno has died following a recent hospitalization, Fox News Digital can confirm.

Moreno, dubbed the “Godfather of Latino Comedy,” was 66. His agent says that he had previously been in the ICU, although no cause of death was given. 

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Moreno was also an actor, appearing in several television series, including, “Pacific Blue,” “Arrested Development,” “ER” “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “George Lopez.”

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Comedian Ken Jeong expressed his heartbreak to X, writing in part, “Rudy Moreno, the Godfather of Latino Comedy, was the first person to book me at the Ice House. In fact, the first time my wife ever saw me do standup was at the Ice House on Rudy’s show. All this ultimately led to me doing my Netflix special at the Ice House, thanks to Rudy Moreno constantly supporting me and letting me get stage time on all of his shows. There are countless comedians who owe their start to this man.”

Moreno was a frequent performer at the Ice Box Comedy Club in Pasadena.

He is survived by his wife Arlene, their two children and several grandchildren.