Gallagher dead at 76: Legendary comedian famous for smashing watermelons dies

Gallagher at a comedy show
Gallagher’s smashing comedy. (Screenshot)

Gallagher dead at 76: Legendary comedian famous for smashing watermelons dies

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Legendary comedian Gallagher died after suffering multiple organ failure, according to a report. He was 76.

Gallagher was best known for taking a sledgehammer to fruits, vegetables, and other objects at shows since the mid-1970s when he first appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

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During his decadeslong comedic career, Gallagher had 14 stand-up specials on cable network Showtime and performed in roughly 3,500 live shows. People packed theaters and comedy clubs to watch his famous Sledge-O-Matic performances.

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