The stand-up comedian passed away of natural causes at his home in Las Vegas and was surrounded by family, according to a tribute posted Saturday on The Comedy Store’s Facebook page.
“Words can’t express how much his comedic gift, friendship, and beneficence will be missed. The bright light he shone and the laughter he brought into the lives of everyone he touched will never dim. There is only one ‘Brother Sam’!” the post read.
Shore co-founded The Comedy Store with his writing partner Rudy De Luca in 1972. It would soon become one of most popular comedy clubs in the nation.
His son, actor and comedian Pauly Shore, posted a series of tweets Saturday about the late comedian’s commitment to his family and his love of comedy.
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