Louie Anderson, a popular stand-up comedian who headlined for nearly 40 years and hosted Family Feud, has passed away at age 68 after an extended battle with blood cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Louie Anderson : Your generosity of spirit will cover the world from above .. we are so lucky you were on earth for a moment , spreading your humor all over like bars of living gold .. Good Bye
— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) January 21, 2022 
In addition to his stand-up comedy and hosting career, Anderson starred in the FX comedy Baskets, where he was nominated for three Emmys, winning once. Anderson was a Las Vegas headliner for nine years as well.
He also performed on the stand-up show, This is Not Happening, telling a story about his thieving brother and his oddball family.
Fans Pay Tribute To Louie Anderson
We are losing too many legends recently.
This photo is very sad now. RIP Bob Saget and RIP Louie Anderson. Both good friends that will be missed. pic.twitter.com/DLJ8Ntt7LN 
— Gilbert Gottfried (@RealGilbert) January 21, 2022 
He had a significant small role in Coming To America.
Rest In Peace to a great Legend
Stand Up Comedian
Louie Anderson pic.twitter.com/6rsjEN0nZZ 
— 🔥 Nothing in Granger But a Hawk 🎃 (@Chalsa01) January 21, 2022 
When Paramount forced Eddie Murphy to put a single white person in Coming to America, he chose Louie Anderson. pic.twitter.com/Gf27TssaE8 
— David Hill (@davehill77) January 21, 2022 
RIP Louie Anderson.
— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) January 21, 2022 
He was a sweetheart to all those who met him.
Will never forget this Louie Anderson story from Casey Wilson’s book pic.twitter.com/BOaIQa6Jv8 
— derek (@dereksmth) January 21, 2022 
He was also a LEGENDARY gambler.
Louie Anderson once blew 80 grand, all his money, gambling in LA, then rented a car, drove to Vegas in the middle of the night and used a casino line of credit to win it all back in the pit by sunup, caught a 7am flight and went straight to shoot a 7-11 commercial.
— steve albini (@electricalWSOP) January 21, 2022 
Anderson was known for being effortless on stage. I saw him live, and it never felt like he was telling jokes, just a funny story. That is so hard to do.
I always loved how effortless @LouieAnderson  made stand up look. He could get an applause break with a slight change of expression or a sideway glance. A true master. Thank you for all the laughs and for being so nice. You were one of the greats! Rest In Peace.
— Bill Burr (@billburr) January 21, 2022 
I loved the show “Life with Louie” growing up. He won two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for “Life with Louie.”
RIP Louie Anderson. This one hurts. I remember after school watching Life With Louie. 💜💜💜 pic.twitter.com/tPpuwZ6UBP 
— Stream the Vote (@StreamtheVote) January 21, 2022 
Getting Too Old For This
It just stinks when all of your favorites from growing-up start passing on. It’s a a sure sign you’re getting old.
What a shitty way to close the week. Louie Anderson and Meat Loaf are icons, and were amazing people to get to speak to.
They created work that will live forever. RIP. pic.twitter.com/xSPd3ditHI 
— Sam Roberts (@notsam) January 21, 2022 
I’ll leave you with this one.
louie anderson and meat loaf in one day. tough day for us overweight people who learned how to be entertaining for attention
— Kath Barbadoro (@kathbarbadoro) January 21, 2022 
I’m starting to feel how my parents felt when their comedy and music idols passed on. It just stinks. There’s no better word other than stinks. With Louie, Bob, Meat Loaf, we need to take solace in their memories and how they touched our lives so dearly.
Thanks so much for the memories, fellas.
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