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Louie Anderson, The Iconic Comedian Passes Away At Age 68

Louie Anderson has passed away after being diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Louie Anderson, The Iconic Comedian Passes Away At Age 68
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Comedic Icon and Actor Louie Anderson passed away at the age of 68. He recently was hospitalized for blood cancer at a Las Vegas hospital. Anderson was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Glenn Schwartz Anderson’s publicist confirmed that he unfortunately lost the battle this morning.

He created the cartoon series Life with Louie, where he voices the animated version of himself as a kid.  It was based on his own childhood and his life with his father. The series won two Emmy Awards. It also won the Humanitas Prize three times, which is more than for any other animated series.

In addition to being a stand-up comedian, he starred recently on the FX comedy “Baskets.” He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Louie was also the host of “Family Feud” from 1999 to 2002 and made an appearance on Celebrity Family Feud. He returned for the Coming to America sequel in 2021 where he reprised his role as the beloved hard working McDowell’s employee

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