'Toy Story's tribute to Don Rickles, the voice of Mr Potato Head

New Delhi [India], Apr. 8 (ANI): Legendary comedian Don Rickles, who recently passed away at the age of 90, was best known for bringing the sarcastic humour of Mr Potato Head to life in 'Toy Story' films.

The stars involved with the Disney/Pixar film franchise are sharing their grief on the social media.

Tom Hanks, who voices Woody, was among the first to express his condolences. Taking it to his Twitter page, the 60-year-old actor said, "A God died today. Don Rickles, we did not want to ever lose you. Never."

Whoopi Goldberg, who voices Stretch, tweeted, "One of the all time great men & comics Don Rickles passed, always a class act & funny as hell. RIP condolences to his family & to America."

Jodi Benson, who voices Barbie, shared a photo of her "amazing" friend with the caption, "Celebrating the life of the amazing Don Rickles today. It was a blessing to work with him. Lifting his family up with prayers and love."

"Don Rickles was a comic genius, and here at Pixar we were honored to also call him a friend. The wit, personality and incredible timing he brought to Mr. Potato Head lit up the character and made him an essential part of the Toy Story ensemble," John Lasseter, Pixar's chief creative officer, said in a statement released via Twitter.

It further read, "Even though Mr. Potato Head's facial features fell off in every Toy Story movie, his heart never left him-that was because of Don."

Lasseter added, "We will miss him tremendously."

Rickles was expected to reprise his role as Mr. Potato Head in 'Toy Story 4,' slated for release on June 21, 2019. (ANI)