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Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood pays hilarious tribute to Bob Einstein on Twitter

The larger-than-life, raspy-voiced Curb Your Enthusiasm star, Bob Einstein, passed away at the age of 76 on Wednesday. Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead has since shared how he liked to pay homage to Einstein’s perfect vocal acting.

Greenwood used Bob Einstein’s character name in Curb, Marty Funkhouser, as his alias when checking into hotels on the last two Radiohead tours. A pressing tribute to a man whose voice was his biggest comedic quirk and weapon.

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Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood pays the perfect tribute to the late Bob Einstein: “I was Marty Funkhouser on the last two Radiohead tours in tribute to his beautifully pitched performances”.

In a tweet, Greenwood wrote, “So sad to hear this. He was amazing in Curb: I was Marty Funkhouser on the last two Radiohead tours in tribute to his beautifully pitched performance. So subtle. And to think it was all improvised.”

Another tweet shows the ridiculous pseudonym, Mr. Funkhouser, comedically written on a letter left to Greenwood by a hotel.

Bob Einstein passed away in Indian Wells California after a battle with cancer. Marty Funkhouser was a recurring character on Curb from 2004, but wasn’t able to be a part of season 10 due to his health.

He is also known for playing ‘The Surrogate’ Larry Middleman in Arrested Development, as well as the satirical Super Dave Osborne which debuted in 1972, a stuntman who was always getting hurt.

Larry David, the creator of Curb told Rolling Stone, “Never have I seen an actor enjoy a role the way Bob did playing ‘Marty Funkhouser’ on Curb.”

Bob Einstein touched many people with his characters, even Radiohead.

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January 3, 2019

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