Comedian Louie Anderson dead at 68

Comedian Louie Anderson dead at 68

Comedian Louie Anderson dead at 68

Comedian and actor Louie Anderson, whose greater than 4 many years, has died. He was 68.

Anderson died at a hospital in Las Vegas of issues from most cancers, stated Glenn Schwartz, his longtime publicist. Anderson had a a kind of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Schwartz stated beforehand.

Anderson gained a 2016 Emmy for greatest supporting actor for his portrayal of Christine Baskets, mom to twins performed by Zach Galifianakis. Anderson acquired three consecutive Emmy nods for his efficiency.

He was a well-known face elsewhere on TV, together with as host of a revival of the sport present “Household Feud” from 1999 to 2002, and on comedy specials and in frequent late-night speak present appearances.

Anderson voiced an animated model of himself as a child in “Life With Louie.” He created the cartoon sequence, which first aired in prime time in late 1994 earlier than transferring to Saturday morning for its 1995-98 run. Anderson gained two Daytime Emmy Awards for the position.

He made visitor appearances in a number of TV sequence, together with “Scrubs” and “Touched by an Angel,” and was on the large display in 1988′s “Coming to America” and in final 12 months’s sequel to the Eddie Murphy comedy.

Anderson additionally toured often along with his stand-up act and as a humorist.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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