Louie Anderson, a three-time Emmy Award winner, comic and recreation present host, died on Friday morning after a battle with most cancers, his publicist advised Deadline. He was 68.
The star of the comedy collection “Baskets” died in Las Vegas, the place he was admitted right into a hospital earlier this week for remedy of diffuse massive B cell lymphoma, publicist Glenn Schwartz advised the leisure publication.
Anderson was nominated for 3 Primetime Emmy Awards for excellent supporting actor in a comedy Sequence, profitable one in 2016 for his function as Christine Baskets on the FX collection.
He additionally received two Daytime Emmys for excellent performer in an animated program for “Life with Louie,” a program that aired on Fox in 1997 and 1998.
The Saint Paul, Minnesota, native was a counselor to distressed kids earlier than he acquired his begin in comedy when he received first place within the Midwest Comedy Competitors in 1981, based on Deadline.
Anderson was in Eddie Murphy’s 1988 hit film “Coming to America.” He additionally hosted “Household Feud” from 1999 to 2002 and starred in a number of state of affairs comedies during the last twenty years.
Anderson wrote a number of books, together with “Goodbye Jumbo … Hi there Merciless World,” a self-help e-book for individuals battling vanity points. (Reuters )