Louie Anderson, Iconic Stand-Up Comic and ‘Baskets’ Star, Dies at 68

The Emmy-winning actor and author also created 'Life With Louie,' appeared in both 'Coming to America' films and hosted 'Family Feud.'

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Emmy winner Louie Anderson , the big-hearted everyman who rose to fame as a stand-up comic and star of ' Baskets ,' has died due to complications from cancer. He was 68

The Emmy-winning actor and author also created 'Life With Louie,' appeared in both 'Coming to America' films and hosted 'Family Feud.'

, has died. He was 68.Anderson died Friday morning in a Las Vegas hospital of complications from cancer, his longtime publicist Glenn Schwartz toldThe Hollywood Reporter. Anderson had been undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Mentored by legendary stand-up Henny Youngman, the gap-toothed Minnesota native was named one of “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time” by Comedy Central in 2004. He also co-createdLife With Louie, the Saturday morning animated series in which he played a version of his 8-year-old self, and hosted a revival of the game show

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Louie Anderson, Emmy-winning comedian, dies at 68 Louie Anderson , whose more than four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series ' Baskets ,' died Friday. He was 68. 💔 Ah man… another loss. 2022 sucks so far.

Louie Anderson, Emmy-Winning Comedian, Dies at 68 Louie Anderson , whose more than four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance as a mom to twin adult sons in the TV series “ Baskets ,” died Friday. He was 68.

Louie Anderson, Emmy-Winning Comedian, Dies at 68 Louie Anderson , the iconic Emmy-winning comedian, actor and game show host, died Friday in Las Vegas after battling cancer, his publicist confirmed to Variety. He was 68. A seasoned stand-up with a… Damn I actually recognize the man, RIP. 😔 This is terrible news

Stand-up comic and actor Louie Anderson, Emmy-winning 'Baskets' star, dies at 68'Life With Louie' and ' Baskets ' actor Louie Anderson , who had a long career as a stand-up comic and also wrote well-received books, died Friday. Such a loss! Christine Baskets belongs in the canon of TV moms alongside Carol Brady and Marge Simpson. GODDAMMIT

Louie Anderson Dies: Emmy Winner for Baskets and Family Feud Host Was 68 Louie Anderson , the stand-up comedian, game show host and Emmy-winning actor, has died at the age of 68 following a battle with cancer. Anderson was previously diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. As Anderson’s publicist, Glenn Schwartz, confirmed to our sister site Deadline, the actor died Friday morning at a Las Vegas hospital where he’d […] Will be missed!

Louie Anderson: Longtime comedian dead at 68Earlier this week, Anderson's spokesperson said he was being treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma in a Las Vegas hospital. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🕊️ LOSING ANOTHER LEGEND

Baskets , has died. He was 68. Anderson died Friday morning in a Las Vegas hospital of complications from cancer, his longtime publicist Glenn Schwartz told The Hollywood Reporter . Anderson had been undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Mentored by legendary stand-up Henny Youngman, the gap-toothed Minnesota native was named one of “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time” by Comedy Central in 2004. He also co-created Life With Louie , the Saturday morning animated series in which he played a version of his 8-year-old self, and hosted a revival of the game show Family Feud