By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: Glenn Schwartz, Louie Anderson’s Publicist (Information):
Las Vegas, Nevada: Louie Anderson, Emmy award winning actor and former ‘Family Feud’ host, has died on Friday, January 21st, 2022.
According to Anderson’s longtime publicist Glenn Schwartz, Anderson died at a hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada of complications from cancer.
Reports that Anderson was being treated in the hospital for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Picture: NBC News (Courtesy)
Louie Anderson was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on March 24, 1953, as one of eleven children, and his sense of humor was evident even at a young age, and in his 20s he pursued comedy as a full-time gig.
Through his life, Louie Anderson won a 2016 Emmy for best supporting actor for the comedy series “Baskets” where he portrayed Christine Baskets, the mother of twin sons played by Zach Galifianakis.
The role Louie Anderson played in “Baskets” would earned him three consecutive nominations for the award.
Louie Anderson would later host of a revival of the game show “Family Feud” from 1999 to 2002, and was on comedy specials as well as in frequent late-night talk show appearances.
Louie Anderson was the voice an animated version of himself as a kid in “Life With Louie,” which his cartoon series first aired in prime time in late 1994.
Louie Anderson also appeared on the big screen in 1988′s “Coming to America” and in last year’s sequel to the Eddie Murphy comedy.
Louie Anderson leaves behind two surviving sisters named Lisa and Shanna Anderson.
Minnesota native Louie Anderson was a pioneer in comedy who spent his life bringing humor and laughter into our world. Our entire state and country will forever miss his talent. My family is thinking of his friends and loved ones today.
— Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) January 21, 2022
Earlier today, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz posted via Twitter, “Minnesota native Louie Anderson was a pioneer in comedy who spent his life bringing humor and laughter into our world. Our entire state and country will forever miss his talent. My family is thinking of his friends and loved ones today.”
ZachNews and the community sends our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Louie Anderson.