Veteran funnyman Buddy Hackett, the rubbery-faced entertainer who for more than a half century was a main attraction at nightclubs, on Broadway, on TV and in movies such as The Music Man, The Love Bug and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, has died at the age of 78. According to The Associated Press, Hackett died at his Southern California beach house either late Sunday or early Monday. The cause of his death was not immediately known, although Hackett had diabetes. In recent years, Hackett — who was best known to younger audiences as the voice of Scuttle in Disney's The Little Mermaid — made guest appearances on Just Shoot Me, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, where he was featured in a recurring bit titled "Tuesdays with Buddy." He also served as a judge on NBC's Last Comic Standing.