Mike Ryan

Comedian Gallagher has passed away. 🍉😞

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON — Pictured: Comedian Gallagher performs on August 3, 1978 — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC via Getty Images)

Gallagher, the inventive prop comedian known for smashing watermelons as part of his act, died Friday of organ failure, his former manager Craig Marquardo confirmed to Variety. He was 76.