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Old 01-21-22, 09:45 AM
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RIP: Louie Anderson Dead at 68

Iconic comedian Louie Anderson has died, after a battle with blood cancer ... TMZ has learned.

As we previously reported, Anderson had been battling this aggressive cancer. And, while it's not clear when he was diagnosed, the "Coming to America" star was recently being treated for Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in a Vegas hospital.

Unfortunately, he lost that battle Friday morning ... according to his publicist.


Throughout his career of over 30 years, the 3-time Emmy Award winner became known as one of America's most beloved comics ... He was named “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time” by Comedy Central.

Louie made his network debut as a stand-up comedian on "The Tonight Show" back in 1984. And since then, he has become a household name, acting in lots of TV shows and movies ... like "Baskets" and "Coming to America" to name a few.

Louie also made a name for himself, by touring and doing his own specials and sitcoms. He was shown to turn the ups and downs of his childhood into laughter.


Just last year, Anderson made headlines when he opened up about his weight loss journey and losing 30 to 40 pounds during the pandemic ... which, he says was a result of intermittent fasting.

Louie continued to tour worldwide before being hospitalized ... doing what he does best, making others laugh. His legacy will surely live on.

He was 68.
https://www.tmz.com/2022/01/21/louie...cancer-battle/
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Fuck cancer.

Louis was always funny.
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Damn...

I picked this up a while back.


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Bad day for big men.
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Louie has appeared for many years on the talk show I produce and I have always stayed in touch. He and I are legitimately friends - we texted each other often...he even took me to lunch one time to pick my brain about a project. I just talked to him a few months ago.

This is just so, so sad.
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January 2022 -- ZERO quarter given. This is 2016 all over again.

RIP to a funny guy.
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Damn...

I picked this up a while back.

I loved that cartoon... and watched his run on Family Fued. Sad day.
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I knew this news was coming soon after Pauly Shore tweeted that he said his goodbyes last night. RIP, Mrs. Baskets.
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Yeah, unfortunately there have been a lot of stories about his declining health recently.
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I've been hearing him quite a bit recently (and enjoying it) on the SXM comedy channels.
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RIP to the only white guy in Coming to America.

Life with Louie was a lot of fun to watch when I was a kid.
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Loved him in everything, but I really loved him as Mrs. Baskets.
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While watching Baskets, there were MANY times I would go a minute or two forgetting that the mom was being played by Louie Anderson (or a man in general).
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Life with Louie was a lot of fun to watch when I was a kid.
It was.... especially for me since was overweight most of my childhood.
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Life with Louie was a lot of fun to watch when I was a kid.
We loved watching this in college. Timeless comedy.
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Dang, a sad day. He always had a fun energy in his work.
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Totally was reminded of Louis Anderson recently because of the podcast regarding the theft of one of the pair of slippers from Wizard of Oz. Looks like his brother did it. The pod reached out to Louis but he had no comment.

Dorothy’s stolen ruby slippers: a bizarre tale of obsession, small-town gossip and a police hunt that took 13 years | The Star
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RIP to the only white guy in Coming to America.
I saw an interview with Eddie Murphy where they asked why the only white guy was Louie and he basically said "Because it's Louie Anderson". When comedians love a comedian, you know he's something special.
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I saw an interview with Eddie Murphy where they asked why the only white guy was Louie and he basically said "Because it's Louie Anderson". When comedians love a comedian, you know he's something special.
Great comedian, better human being. As you mention he was in that very select group of "comedian's comedian." Anyone missing Louie that hasn't seen "Baskets" check it out. He is fantastic in it.

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Fuck, we've been losing great comics left and right recently, Norm, Bob Saget, now this. RIP Louie.
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RIP to the only white guy in Coming to America.
Jake Steinfeld (Hailee's uncle) doesn't count?
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Totally was reminded of Louis Anderson recently because of the podcast regarding the theft of one of the pair of slippers from Wizard of Oz. Looks like his brother did it. The pod reached out to Louis but he had no comment.

Dorothy’s stolen ruby slippers: a bizarre tale of obsession, small-town gossip and a police hunt that took 13 years | The Star
That's the same museum featured in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver recently.

Louie was 100% genuine, his vulnerability about his family inspired a lot of people for dealing with their own stuff. Always friendly, always kind, the "gentle giant" label may be appropriate here.
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I first saw Louie on one of those Rodney Dangerfield Young Comedian specials on HBO back in the late 1980's. He closed the show and was amazing, I instantly became a big fan.
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Damn. Like many of you, I've been a fan of his since he first broke out in stand-up in the 80s. And I always loved seeing him in tv shows and movies. I am currently watching the show "Search Party" and in season 3 he has a small but funny role as a well-past-his-prime-if-he-ever-had-a-prime lawyer. He was great. He'll be missed.

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