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Truth Behind ‘Impractical Jokers’ Star Joe Gatto’s Death Rumors

Dinesh Shrestha


Most of the Impractical Jokers viewers wondered if Joe Gatto died. No need to fear; Joe Gatto is still alive and enjoying his life with his family.

The rumor of the comedian was born when one individual with the same last name as the comic passed away from an abdominal gunshot wound.

Then, people began to search on the internet; the rumor started to take shape and gain momentum.

Who Actually Died?

The rumor of Joe Gatto emerged after one of the teachers and artists named Joseph Gatto’s death surfaced in the LA Times.

The victim and the fan-favorite comedian only shared the same last name. Joseph was a father of three kids who died from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.

During an apparent home invasion, the homicide victim was shot dead in his residence in Silver Lake, LA.

The rumor spread even further when the comedian exited the show, adding fuel to an already raging blaze. He has left the reality show, what is he actually doing now?

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What Is Actually Joe Gatto Doing Now?

The Impractical Jokers star has been spending more time with his family after leaving the reality show. He frequently shares pictures of himself enjoying his retirement on his Instagram profile.

Recently on June 10, he celebrated his birthday with his friends in Las Vegas. The comedian has a wonderful time celebrating his birthday with his amazing group of gentlemen.

The Impractical Jokers star shared their picture and appreciated all the laughs they had together in Vegas.

Joe Gatto celebrated his birthday with friends [Photo: Instagram]

Joe Gatto said, “Thanks for making the time for a midweek hang. Palpable energy. Looking forward to seeing how 47 goes.”

On the same day, Joe also shared his children’s picture. He captioned the post, “Hey…do you have a picture that captures the personalities of your children perfectly.”

Joe Gatto’s daughter and son [Photo: Instagram]

Joe posted his family pictures on social media of his children going on vacations frequently.

Besides this, he also had a hectic schedule from September to December last.

Recently in May, the comedian shared his schedule on social media and wrote, “Fall tour dates are ON SALE NOW.”

He said, “After I rest up this summer with some family time, I will be back on the road to wrap up my tour.”

Why Joe Gatto Left the ‘Impractical Jokers’?

After building a huge comedy empire, Joe Gatto announced the heartbreaking news to fans on January 2022 through Instagram.

The comedian wrote a lengthy caption and said, “Sorry in advance for the long and more serious-than-usual note below, I just wanted to let you all know that I will no longer be involved with Impractical Jokers.”

Joe had devoted a decade of his life to building this franchise alongside his friends. He said that he couldn’t be prouder of what has been accomplished.

Joe Gatto announced to leave the show
Joe Gatto announced to leave the show [Photo: Instagram]

Still, the fan-favorite prankster left the show due to personal reasons. He decided to step away.

Joe wanted to give more time to his family and become the best father and co-parent to his two incredible kids. So, he chose to amicably part ways from the reality show.

Trusting in His Friends’ Continuation Of The Show

Joe, Murr, Q, and Sal have been friends since 1990. He mentioned them as the most important people in his life outside of his family.

The comedian believed that they would continue the show even after he left the show. Although the show is still in production, some fans are missing him badly.

One fan commented, “I want Joe back,” while another one penned, “I still love watching, but the show is not the same without Joe in this Quartet.”

Joe said, “I know they will continue to make the world laugh.” Further, he stated that this show was only possible due to the hard work of the talented crew members who work behind the scenes.

He was very thankful to have worked with each and every one of them.

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Joe Expresses Gratitude to Impractical Jokers’ Incredible Fans

“To all of the amazing fans, thank you for allowing me to make you laugh with Jokers,” he said.

The comedian said that laughter was the best medicine, and he believed that he had been able to provide some of that over the last decade.

“Seeing you laugh has been my own medicine, particularly in these weird and difficult times we find ourselves,” the former Joker stated.

As he worked through the challenges he was facing, he hoped to and was excited to create new ways to entertain people.