Louie Anderson is a legend of comedy. Anderson’s unique voice and look made him a favorite for anyone who wanted to laugh. Louie was recently hospitalized with a form of blood cancer. Sadly, he passed away this morning.
Louie had been a staple of comedy television since first appearing on “The Tonight Show” in the mid 1980’s. Anderson also appeared in several movies including “Coming to America.” The comedian even had a career as a game show host. Hollywood Squares and Family Feud made him a staple of daytime television for several years.
TMZ has reported that Louie Anderson died on Friday, January 21, 2022, after a battle with an aggressive blood cancer. Anderson’s publicist confirmed the sad news.
Louie Anderson was named one of Comedy Central’s top 100 greatest stand-up comedians. Generations will remember him for his quirky TV characters and hilarious personality. Anderson’s career of 30 years brought him three Emmy Awards.
Anderson’s frequent stand-up specials remain popular to this day. Louie recently talked about how he was able to lose nearly 40 pounds during the pandemic. Cancer wasn’t able to stop his worldwide touring schedule. Louie Anderson lived to make people laugh.
A true legend of stage, screen, and film is no longer with us. Louie Anderson is one of the underrated greats of the comedy scene. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this time.
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