Many are mourning the loss of Gilbert Gottfried who passed away on Tuesday.

His family said that he passed away from “a long illness” at the age of 67.

Many comedians are paying tribute, including Steve Hofstetter/

Steve helped out Gottfried at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He helped him and his wife Dara set up lights and a green screen for his digital performances.

He said, to Gottfried, “a joke was a joke and an audience was an audience.”

“I count myself as SO lucky to have gotten to work with Gilbert,” he added.

He said Gottfried “will continue to make people laugh for generations.”

He concluded, “Even after his death, his jokes will live on. As will his audience.”