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Pat Cooper, comedian and Sinatra opener, dead at 93

Pat Cooper, a longtime stand-up comedian, died Tuesday. He was 93.

Steve Garrin, Cooper’s producer and writing partner, confirmed to Fox News Digital that the beloved comic died at home in Las Vegas.

“There was nobody like Pat Cooper, who burned every bridge that he went over,” Garrin joked. “I put out a lot of the fires.”

He added, “He was one man who was honest. You could depend on him. You could trust him. If he gave you his word and said he was going to do something, he did it. And he helped so many people.”

Cooper was also known for being a roast-master at the Friars Club, where comedians throw their best jokes at each other.

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He portrayed himself on the 1996 “Seinfeld” episode titled “The Friar’s Club.”

As fate would have it, David called once again and offered Cooper a guest spot on the popular sitcom “Seinfeld.” Cooper’s scene was completely ad-libbed.

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“Pat ad libs and says – if you look at Jason Alexander’s face – he goes, ‘Are you in show business?’ Jason looks at him like he doesn’t know what’s going on, but they went with it, and he goes, ‘No,’ and he goes, ‘Well, what am I talking to you for?’ And boom, that was the take, and they kept it,” Garrin recalled.

He teamed up with De Niro and Billy Crystal in 1999’s “Analyze This,” followed by its sequel in 2002, “Analyze That.”

Cooper is survived by his wife, Emily Conner, two daughters and one son.

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