With sadness, I'd like to mark the passing of a comic genius and genuinely Funny Man, Dom deLuise, the latest of some great actors, authors, and comedians to leave the stage in the previous six months.
Whilst not immediately recognisably steampunk, Mr deLuise appeared in many films which did feature steam or diesel punk elements, as indicated by his biography, including the great The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother.
A stalwart of Mel Brooks' films, and great partnerships with Burt Reynolds and Gene Wilder, his comic genius will be sorely missed. He was a real polymath, being an actor, comedian, chef, opera singer, and author.
Please, visit his official site and reminisce a life well spent!