Comedian Louie Anderson dead at 68

Anderson died at a hospital in Las Vegas of complications from cancer, said Glenn Schwartz, his longtime publicist. Anderson had a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Schwartz said previously.

Anderson is known for his unlikely performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV seriesBaskets.The role won him a 2016 Emmy for best supporting actor for his portrayal of Christine Baskets, mother to twins played by Zach Galifianakis.

He was a familiar face elsewhere on TV, insluitend as gasheer van 'n herlewing van die speletjiesprogram “Gesinsvete” van 1999 aan 2002, en op spesiale komedie-aanbiedings en gereelde laataand-geselsprogram-optredes.

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LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 748 -- Op die foto: Comedian Louie Anderson performs on October 25, 2018 -- (foto deur: Lloyd Bishop / NBCU Photo Bank / NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERSEpisode 748 — Op die foto: Comedian Louie Anderson performs on October 25, 2018 — (foto deur: Lloyd Bishop / NBCU Photo Bank / NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images) (foto deur: Lloyd Bishop)

Anderson het 'n geanimeerde weergawe van homself as kind uitgespreek “Lewe Met Louie.” Hy het die tekenprentreeks geskep, which first aired in prime time in late 1994 voor die skuif na Saterdagoggend vir sy 1995-98 hardloop. Anderson het twee Daytime Emmy-toekennings vir die rol gewen.

He made guest appearances in several TV series, insluitend “Skrop” en “Touched by an Angel,” and was on the big screen in 1988′s “Kom Amerika toe” and in last year’s sequel to the Eddie Murphy comedy.

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The comedian and actor died at the age of 68.

The comedian and actor died at the age of 68. (Foto deur Bill Inoshita)

Anderson also toured regularly as a stand-up comedian.

Die “Kom Amerika toe” akteur en komediant is gediagnoseer met 'n tipe nie-Hodgkin limfoom, Schwartz Dinsdag aan The Associated Press gesê.

Op daardie stadium, his publicist said Anderson was undergoing treatment and wasresting comfortably.

In Maart 2020, Anderson het oopgemaak oor die lewenstylveranderinge wat hy gemaak het, insluitend dat hy daaraan gewerk het om gewig te verloor.

Hy het destyds bygevoeg dat hy wil voortgaan om sy doelwitgewig van te bereik 275 pond.

Actor/comedian Louie Anderson visits Build Series to discuss FX Networks' comedy TV series "Baskets" at Build Studio on June 21, 2019 in die stad New York.

Actor/comedian Louie Anderson visits Build Series to discuss FX Networkscomedy TV series “Mandjies” at Build Studio on June 21, 2019 in die stad New York. (Foto deur Slaven Vlasic)

“Ek is op die intermitterende vas. Een minuut eet ek, die volgende oomblik is ek nie. Dan eet ek weer,” hy het gesê, Volgens Bladsy ses. “Ek reken, daardie manier, Ek eet net vir 30 minute uit 60, wat die helfte is. Ek probeer afkom by 40/20, so ek eet nie vir nie 40 en eet vir 20.”

Hy het bygevoeg, “Geen, dit is 'n wonderlike ding, die intermitterende vas.”

Associated Press het bygedra tot hierdie verslag.

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