Rest in Peace, Comedian Louie Anderson: Three-Time Emmy Winner Dies at 68 After Cancer Fight


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Louie Anderson, the famed comedian/actor whose career spanned decades and included beloved roles in a number of projects, has passed away at the age of 68.

The unfortunate news was shared on Friday morning, with Deadline noting that Anderson passed away in Las Vegas. Earlier this week, Anderson had entered treatment for diffuse large B cell lymphoma, a form of cancer.

“The three­-time Emmy Award winner was one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics,” said a rep for Anderson in an official statement. “His career spanned more than 40 years. He was a bestselling author, star of his own standup specials and sitcoms.”

Over the years, Anderson earned a strong reputation around the entertainment industry for his various roles and gregarious presence, eventually earning three Emmy Awards for his contributions: In 1997 and 1998, he won Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for the FOX animated series Life with Louie, which was based his own experiences and upbringing.

In more recent years, Anderson enjoyed an acclaimed run on the FX series Baskets, starring alongside Zach Galifianakis as Christine Baskets, Galifianakis’ character’s mother. The role earned him the 2016 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Louie Anderson will be missed. May he rest in peace.

 

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