According to his manager Craig Marquardo, comedian Gallagher, passed away on Friday morning. He was 76.
Comedian Gallagher, well known for his watermelon-smashing performance and numerous successful specials in t
In a statement, Marquardo said the comedian died "after a brief health fight
He passed away in Palm Springs, California, accompanied by his family.
Gallagher, born Leo Gallagher, rose to fame in the early 1980s with a comedy spectacular titled "An Uncensored Evening"
It was the first comedic stand-up special to ever show on cable television.
The "Sledge-O-Matic," a homemade sledgehammer that Gallagher used to crush food on stage
Spraying the audience with it, was the centrepiece of his most well-known routine.
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